The School Garden – A Botanical Garden

The School Garden – A Botanical Garden


The Skolträdgården botanical garden attracts visitors to experience the world of plants year-round.
From early May to late autumn the botanical garden, covering approximately 1.35 hectares, offers an exciting possibility to witness the ongoing interplay of flowers with various shapes and colours.

The botanical garden was designed by landscape gardener Bengt Schalin and laid out between 1916–1932. The Schauman family donated the area to the town on the condition that an educational garden would be established in the memory of pharmacist Victor Schauman and his wife Elise, who both were greatly interested in gardening.

The garden’s purpose is to “promote the teaching of botany in the town’s schools, while arousing and nurturing interest in and appreciation of the beauty, wonder and benefits provided by the floral display among the local residents”

A permanent outdoor stage for various events was built in the park in 1992. The stage hosts many major festivities in Jakobstad, such as Jakobs Dagar.

Ramps have been built between the various parts of the park to help everyone move freely in the park.