Visitors will be taken aback by the stunning gardens of Ainola which were Aino Sibelius’ pride and joy and her special preserve. Aino was responsible for both designing the garden and turning those designs into reality. The garden was divided into three sections: a fruit-growing area, a vegetable patch and a flower garden in front of the house. The aim of the Sibelius family was to be self-sufficient as regards garden produce.
For Jean Sibelius his daily long walks in the gardens and forest at Ainola – “My Temple” as he used to call it – were a source of inspiration and it is this relationship with nature that he nurtured throughout his life.
Ainola, which means the land of Aino, receives more than 30 000 visitors a year. According to their wishes, Jean and Aino Sibelius were burried at Ainola.