In the summertime geranium and hot water plants grow on the window sills in Luostarinmäki. In the flower beds you can find traditional Finnish perennial plants such as bleeding hearts, burning loves and various lilies.
You can still see remnants of the old rural self-sufficient life style in the courtyards. There are useful plants still growing in the gardens such as potatoes, turnips, spices and herbs including horseradish and chives. You can also admire berry bushes and apple trees planted by former inhabitants on the museum grounds.
Virginia tobacco flourishes as far north as Finland, and it is grown in the courtyard of the Tobacco House.