Hatanpää Arboretum comprises three parks. The Hatanpää Mansion and Villa Idman are surrounded by an old mansion park, the name of which is Hatanpäänpuisto – Kartano (Hatanpää Park – Mansion). The actual arboretum was created in the 1970’s and is called Hatanpäänpuisto – Arboretum (Hatanpää Park – Arboretum). In the southern end of this park starts the area of Vihilahdenpuisto (Vihilahti Park), which retains its natural state.
The construction of the arboretum started in 1971. The whole arboretum, except Pajaniemi, was constructed on filled land. The planting started in 1973. The Latin and Finnish name of each plant is written on the label attached to the plant. In addition, there are information boards in the park displaying the names and locations of plants.
In the Hatanpää Arboretum, you can learn about trees, bushes, perennials, annual summer flowers and spice plants. The pearl of the Arboretum is its rose garden, which is found to the south of the Hatanpää manor building. The rose garden extends to the edge of the old manor park.
The park also contains Hatanpää Manor, the Idman residential palace, and the old barn of Hatanpää Manor, which currently functions as a storage and workshop premise for Hatanpää Hospital. The manor building is in business use and can be rented out for events and functions. The summer house contains City of Tampere office spaces. The arboretum also has two summer cafés. One is close to the shore, by the rose garden, and the other is in the manor building. The Hatanpää arboretum can be reached by buses 11, 13 and 15. You should leave the bus at the Hatanpää Hospital stop.