Perennial plots

4H Turku has perennial plots in Hirvensalo, Katariina, Munttismäki and Pahaniemi.

The leases at Kärsämäki ended in October of 2020.

There is a waiting list for the perennial plots every year. The list is renewed yearly, so please remember to make your reservation at the beginning of every year! Plots are handed out in the order in which they were reserved. Tilling of the plot is the responsibility of the tenant. You can inquire after a perennial plot via email at

SIZE OF PLOT: approx. 10 m x 10 m = 100 m2


Plots with water supply 25€/season

Other plots 20€/season

Half a plot 15€/season

Turun 4H-yhdistys r.y.

+358 50 522 0651


  • Perennial tenants should deposit the payment on to 4H’s account by the 30th of January:
  • FI82 5316 0840 0106 39
  • Include your name, name of the field where your plot is located and the number of your plot in the message.

Rules for the perennial plots:

1. Rental area and rent

Plots are approximately 100m2. One person can rent up to 3 plots. 30 centimeters of the plot’s edge must be left as a path. All gardening, composting, and storage of supplies must be done within your plot. Please keep the shoulders of the field empty. Possible thefts and vandalism will not be reimbursed by 4H or the City of Turku. Should such things occur, the tenant can file a police report.

2. Gardening

The plot is not meant for greenhouse cultivation. Your plot can be used to grow both annual and perennial edible or ornamental plants. Plants must not shade other plots or hinder usage of paths. For example fruit trees must be no taller than 1.5 meters and raised garden beds no higher than 40 centimeters. Fast spreading plants like mint must be contained within a structure or pot so they can not spread. Plant waste should be composted within your plot. Growing of intoxicating plants and invasive species is forbidden. Selling of crops is allowed but 4H must be notified.

3. Structures and covers

Small outdoor sitting areas (with outdoor furniture) are allowed on the plots. You can also have a box no higher than 60cm to store tools and supplies. To protect your crops use an agricultural/garden fabric that will stay intact in all weather conditions. All easily breakable (for example due to wind or the sun) plastics are forbidden. If you cover your plants to protect them from the weather, please use only plastic and fabric that is UV and weather resistant. The covering must not be higher than 90cm.

4. Upkeep and tidiness

Do not move the number plaque indicating the number of your plot. Fencing of your plot is not allowed. You are allowed a box of max. 90cm in height for composting but you may also use the communal composting area. Do not place animal products in the compost. The tenant is responsible for the plot’s tidiness. Keep the grass short, paths open, compost tidy, be sure to use weather proof plastic/fabric and always remove any structures no longer in use. Possible rain gutters must have pipes. Everything on your plot must stay in place even in windy conditions. The use of chemical pesticides or weed killers is not allowed. Any fire, including coal barbecues, is strictly forbidden.

A car can be used to bring supplies closer to your plot, but may not be parked there for a longer period of time. It is the tenant’s responsibility to tidy and clean the plot for winter. The metal bins near the fields are for small rubbish only. Please do not pile any rubbish next to them. All structures, posts over 1.5 m, plastics and fabrics, should be removed before winter. Items like water barrels must be covered. You are allowed to protect your plants from animals and the cold. Plots are not in use during the winter.

5. Termination of lease

The TENANT can terminate their lease at the end of the season (October 15th). Before termination the plot must be cleared of all structures. The City of Turku and 4H do not reimburse possible soil improvements made by the tenant or plants left behind.

the LANDLORD will terminate the lease should the tenant break or neglect stated responsibilities in a fundamental manner and fail to fix the situation within a reasonable time. Should the lease be terminated, the tenant is responsible for cleaning the plot in question. If the plot is left untidied all expenses occurring from the clean up will be the responsibility of the tenant.

Should the City of Turku terminate the lease, the tenant can not seek compensation from the city.