Address: Museontie, 16610 Kärkölä
Huovila Park is a beautiful landscape park, built in the English style. The park was founded by Carl Constantin Collin and it is a unique English landscape park in Finland. It has been restored to the condition it was in at the beginning of the 20th century. The park is situated in the village of Kärkölä, in a leafy valley with a stream, where numerous rare plants species grow naturally or have been planted there. The park is a venue for events and guided tours.
Huovila Park is a landscaped park in the English style that was founded by Carl Constantin Collin, an engineer, at the turn of the 20th century. The park has now been restored to its former glory. Collin ordered plants from continental Europe when creating the park. One aim when renovating Huovila Park was to preserve the original types of plants as far as possible.
The park is 3,5 hectares in size and includes four ponds. It is situated in a leafy valley between a high ridge and two small hills. Paths and lanes wind around the park, which visitors can walk along to admire the parkland scenery and lush vegetation.
Huovila Park has an abundance of trees, bushes and perennial plants. Tall Siberian firs (Abies sibirica) give Huovila Park a unique character and these trees are also spaced along both sides of the lane leading to the park.
The bridges, belvederes, gates, fountain, as well as the tables and seats with their sheltering canopies, have also been built to match their original appearance.
Huovila Park is open daily throughout the year. The café, museum, and exhibitions in the park are open from Tuesday to Sunday (11 am – 6 pm) from the end of May to the end of August. A guided tour in Finnish is provided from Tuesday to Sunday at 1 pm the same period. The Kärkölä local museum is also situated within the park. Entrance fee is 5 euros (museum, exhibitions and guided tour).