Traditional landscapes

The Kylämäki Village is surrounded by fields, meadows and pasturage, which is a sign of the long-lasting coexistence of man and nature. These traditional biotopes are sustained by pasturing and reaping. The flora of the area is also mapped regularly in order to monitor the development of the species.

Old ornamental and useful plant populations are maintained in the gardens and museum buildings. These populations form the traditional plant collection of the Turku Museum Centre. The Kurala area also has original fruit trees and berry bushes planted before the Winter War. A notable special feature is the garden plan made for the Iso-Rasi farm in the 1920s by the city’s gardener. You can still see features of the plan in the lime tree avenue and the lilacs.