The 20th anniversary exhibition of Espoon Puutarhayhdistys (Espoo Garden Association) depicts the enchantment and diversity of gardens at Nature House Villa Elfvik from 19 August to 4 October 2020.
To create a diverse garden, one should enrich the environment for example by adding various nectar-rich plants for pollinators, nurturing natural flowers, leaving some decayed wood in place and letting a part of the garden grow wild. Together even small gardens create a chain of diversity.
The exhibition will feature artworks by the members of the association, including watercolours, illustrations from children’s books, pastels, photographs, oil paintings and a short film “Katoavat puutarhat” (“Disappearing gardens”) about four different gardens in Espoo.
The artists featured in the exhibition: Eira Laulajainen, Liisa Uusitalo, Karoliina Pertamo, Heidi Pihlatie, Paula Raivio, Liisa Winqvist, Anna-Liisa Järviaho and the team Ritva Tuomi/Jukka Lehtinen.
The Nature House is open Mon–Fri 9:00–16:00 and Sat–Sun 10:00–16:00. The Nature House’s winter season will begin in October. As of 1 October, the Nature House will be open Mon–Fri 9:00–15:00 and Sun 10:00–16:00. Café Elfvik is open on weekends whenever the Nature House is open. Entrance to the Nature House is free of charge.
The exhibition is part of the theme year Enchanted by Urban Nature that celebrates biodiversity in Espoo.