Office of the President of the Republic
Press Release 33/2015
3 June 2015
President of the Republic, Sauli Niinistö, and his spouse, Jenni Haukio, will begin their stay at Kultaranta, the President’s summer residence, on Saturday 6 June 2015.
The City of Naantali will arrange a welcome reception for the presidential couple at the marina (Kilta jetty) at 5.40 p.m. on the same day. Earlier in the afternoon, a park concert forming part of the Naantali Music Festival will be held at Kultaranta, featuring the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Okko Kamu.
Monday 8 June A sculpture exhibition, displaying the works of Veikko Mylleri, will be opened in the Kultaranta garden. The exhibition is being organised in cooperation with the Alfred Kordelin Foundation.
The public will have the opportunity to admire the sculptures and the Kultaranta garden on guided tours organised by the Naantali Tourist Service. The Kultaranta garden will also be open to the public based on free admission on Fridays during the summer, from 6 to 8 p.m.
During the summer, the President of the Republic continues his work from Kultaranta as well as receiving guests there. The main event of the early summer is the debate on foreign and security policy, which has now been hosted three times by President Niinistö and will be held on 14–15 June.
Kultaranta, which is located on Naantali’s Luonnonmaa Island, has been the summer residence of the President of the Republic of Finland since 1922. Construction of the main building, a granite castle completed in 1916, was commissioned by industrialist Alfred Kordelin and designed by architect Lars Sonck. The Kultaranta residence lies in extensive parkland and has a garden devoted to the growing of flowers and vegetables.