Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden in Helsinki has a wonderful Sensory Garden that is well worth a visit. The garden features a wealth of plants you can look at, smell, touch and taste. And the best thing is, it’s free for everyone!
There are specific zones for each sense, for instance in touch zone you have a wide range of plants from velvety soft lamb’s ear to pointy junipers. There’s even a bare foot path to tickle your toes and a rock path to practice your balance. And although there was no zone for hearing, you could certainly enjoy the sound of dozens of bumblebees and flies buzzing around.
Places like this are really essential in urban areas where people don’t have many places for interacting with the nature. Visiting a garden like this is relaxing, educational and most of all, a lot of fun!