Jyväskylä University Botanical Garden

Did you know that the University area encompasses a botanical garden? The Jyväskylä University Botanical Garden consists of a park of nearly 36 hectares, including the green spaces of all three JYU campuses, Seminaarinmäki, Mattilanniemi, and Ylistönrinne. When walking on any of them, you are walking in the botanic garden! Look around, spot plant names and admire the flowers!

This website provides information on the botanical garden and its history, the nature present on the campus, and ‘Oppio’, the Chinese crab-apple, which is the official plant of the botanical garden. The website also features a map for a self-guided tour in the Seminaarinmäki garden (Garden walk).

European Heritage Label awarded to the Seminaarinmäki campus and its tradition of equality in education

In April 2022 the European Commission awarded the European Heritage Label to the Seminaarinmäki campus of the University of Jyväskylä. The campus was the first recipient of the label in Finland and in the Nordic countries. The Seminaarinmäki campus is a unique whole constructed over a period of more than 150 years. It is an expression of the fundamental significance of the Finnish and European school system for equitable and democratic society. The label increases European citizens’ knowledge of European history and the construction of the Union as well as of the shared, diverse cultural heritage. Read more:
JYU Seminaarinmäki campus and equality in education is awarded the first European Heritage Label in Finland (April/2022)

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More info and website :

Jyväskylä University Botanical Garden 

Coordinator Hanna Keljo

hanna.l.keljo @ jyu.fi

tel. 050 433 6346


All website photos: Hanna Keljo 2022-23 (exceptions have been mentioned)