From Saturday, the Tallinn Botanic Garden will introduce interesting gifts of nature

  • 2022-09-21

The traditional autumn exhibition of Tallinn Botanic Garden will be held at the Palm House from 24 September to 2 October, open between 11:00 and 19:00. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with a variety of local and exotic edible plants. There will be guided tours and workshops.

According to the curator of the exhibition and methodist of the Tallinn Botanic Garden Krista Kaur, the purpose of the exhibition is mainly to inspire visitors to enrich their diet with new and interesting gifts of autumn. “Sometimes we do not dare try unknown fruits, seeds, stalks, leave or bulbs because we have no idea what to think of new edible plants. Various legumes, for instance, mung beans, chickpeas, or fenugreek, also deserve a place on the table,” explained Kaur.

In addition to mouth-watering root vegetables, legumes and herbs, there is a display of such leafy green vegetables from Asia as bock choi, tatsoi and mizuna, which could become the ingredients for you next experiment in the kitchen, while yacon, mesquites and monkfruit are great sources of substitutes for refined cane sugar. If you prefer spicy food, there is a section of numerous “pepper” varieties for you. In total, about 35 varieties of pumpkins can be seen at the exhibition.

On Saturdays there will be guided tours in Estonian and Russian introducing edible plants. There is no separate fee for the tours. All you need is the ticket to the botanic garden. The guided tours begin in the Palm House.

On Sunday, October 2, at 13:00, grape grower Nele Jaago will start a workshop on using gifts of the grapevine. Among other things, participants will learn how to cook dolma and use berries, vines, seeds, and grapes in the kitchen. The cost of participation in the workshop is 15 euros. The price includes an entrance ticket to the Botanic Garden. Registration at

Saturday, 24.09

12:00 Guided tour in Russian (Maria Strukova)

13:00 Guided tour in Estonian (Krista Kaur)

Saturday, 01.10

12:00 Guided tour in Russian (Maria Strukova)

13:00 Guided tour in Estonian (Krista Kaur)

Sunday, 02.10

13:00 Workshop on using gifts of the grapevine (Nele Jaago)