Saari Residence


Open House Day at Saari Residence on Saturday, 25 May

Saaren kartanon keltainen päärakennus keväisenä päivänä.

Kuvs: Jussi Virkkumaa

Saari Manor (Saaren kartano)
Saaren rantatie 21
23140 Hietamäki

Open House Day at the Saari Residence on Saturday, 25 May 2024, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Saari Residence welcomes all friends of culture, art, nature, and history to the annual Open House Day. The day offers adults and children a wide range of things to see, hear, and experience.

Starting at 11 a.m., Saari Residence will host a video animation, lectures on the landscape and the biodiversity survey of the area, a birdhouse workshop and a workshop for children and families to learn about the area’s biodiversity with means of art.

A more detailed programme for the day will be available soon, but you can find the preliminary programme below. Changes in the programme are possible.

Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa

Preliminary programme

  • The fifth Culture Trail outdoor art exhibition between Saaren rantatie and Vasikkahaka will also be opened during the event. The Culture Trail exhibition introduces the artistic collective Bee Company.
  • In the cellar of the main building, a video animation, Rat and Border Dog, by visual artist Vesa-Pekka Rannikko, will be on display.
  • The public will have the opportunity to explore the birds of the area from a new perspective and reflect on interpretations of nature based on prevailing values on a queer bird walk led by artist and writer Camille Auer
  • A lecture by biologist Roni Seppä on the results of the University of Turku’s species survey of the Saari Manor area. Among other things, seven endangered species have been found in the area.
  • Lecture by landscape architecture student Eveliina Kunnaton (Aalto University) based on Kunnatons’s thesis, which will be completed in the spring, on the biological cultural history of the Saari Manor area. 
  • In the yard of the Barn, you can participate in the DIY birdhouse workshop led by the Association for Nature Conservation in the Mynämäki Region.
  • Pia Bartsch, Saari Residence’s community artist, will lead a workshop for children and families, using different techniques to look at the species living in the area.

Coffee will be served free of charge at the event.

The event is free of charge and open to all.

Bus transportation

There is a free bus service to the Open House Day via Turku and Mynämäki village centre to Mietoinen and back.

Remember, registration is binding for the free bus transportation service.

Read more information and register using the link below: 
Bus transportation from Turku


If you arrive by car, follow the parking instructions at the manor. Accessible parking is approximately 100 meters from the main building.

You can put Saarenrantatie 21 or Saarentie 220, 23140 Hietamäki as the address in the navigator.

Accessibility of the event

  • The event has several different spaces: the main building, the Barn, and the Jacob’s barn.
  • The first floor of the main building is accessible. The accessible entrance with a wheelchair platform lift is located around the corner from the main entrance.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the building.
  • The basement of the main building and the top floor are not barrier-free.
  • The Jacob’s barn is accessible.
  • The distance between the accessible parking space and the main building’s accessible entrance is approximately 100 m.
  • The footpaths in the area are mainly gravel and sand. The road between the Barn and the main building is gravel. There is a hill along the way.
  • There is no induction loop on the premises.

If you have any questions or requests regarding accessibility, please get in touch with Saari Residence at or tel. +358 44 350 0236 (residency hostess Iiris Lahti).

The event will follow the Kone Foundation’s principles of a safer space.

Photo: Jussi Virkkumaa