Sea and archipelago,
See and experience,
Kultaranta garden is closed due to renovation work on 2023-2024. During these years no tours or excursion can be arranged in the garden. The garden will be opened again for the summer 2025.
The Kultaranta Garden’s 16-hectare park can be called a Finnish version of Versailles park. The landscaped garden is adorned with several flower gardens, pergolas, gazebos, fountains and “diplomatic pathways” lined with spruce fences.
Kultaranta Garden is one of the most significant garden attractions in Naantali and the whole of Finland.
The impressive granite villa of Kultaranta was completed a year before Finland declared independence, in 1916, as a summer villa by Alfred Kordelin, a merchant and agricultural adviser. Architect Lars Sonck designed a 19-room granite villa, the construction of which began in 1914. Alfred Kordelin had time to spend only a few summers in Kultaranta before his tragic death, and after a while the residence passed to the Finnish state.
Today, the handsome Kultaranta villa on the shores of the Naantalinlahti bay is probably Finland’s most famous summer residence, as it has been the official summer residence of Finnish presidents since 1922. Thus, Naantali is rightly called the holiday capital of Finland.
The park to the north of Kultaranta has been preserved in its natural state, with great respect for the archipelago nature surrounding Kultaranta. In the Kultaranta area, there are about 1,000 square meters of greenhouses, which only Kultaranta staff can access. The garden produces both flowers and vegetables throughout the year.
Due to the renovation, Kultaranta Garden will be closed to the public after the summer season 2022 and will be reopened in the summer of 2025.