The first allotment garden in Finland was established in Hatanpää, city of Tampere in 1916. Due to development projects of the city it was later removed to another location in the outskirts of the city. The Finnish Federation for Allotment Gardeners, however, was established in Tampere as late as January 4th of 1930.
The oldest allotment garden site still in its original location was established in Ruskeasuo, city of Helsinki in 1918.
Today the Federation represents some 3700 allotment gardeners. The gardeners are organized in 30 local associations all over the country. The northernmost allotment garden site in Finland – and the whole world – is located at the Polar Circle in the outskirts of the town of Rovaniemi.
The Federation is a member of the Central Organization for Finnish Horticulture