A nice day trip from Tampere is to visit Frantsila Herb Farm in Kyroskoski about 50 km west of Tampere. In its 'Onnen yrttitarha' garden one can admire over 300 different spice and medicine herbs, each having a sign explaining for what one can use it. Located next to highway 3 by the river Pappilanjoki.
I went there with some colleagues many years ago and we had very enjoyable stay there. In summer you can also take a boat M/S Purimo for a cruise of an hour in the river or three hour trip to Siuro in Nokia one way or return..
The restaurant is in an old school building and has old-fashioned atmosphere. The furniture is old as is the decoration, which make dining there really pleasant. Staff is friendly and service is fast.
Favorite Dish: I don't remember anymore what we had but it was so delicious! Everything they serve is organic and vegetarian and tasty!
Besides the regular cruises on cruise boat M/S Purimo you can have an arranged one according to your wishes from short trips to those lasting several hours and having entertainment. From Siuro in Nokia you can sail to Frantsila, which in fine weather is an unforgetable experience and you can enjoy beautiful nature of Pirkanmaa.
The shop is situated at the other end of the restaurant building and sells herbs, natural medicaments as well as crafts made by local artisans and artists. You will find nice little things to take home here, though they can be rather expensive, but then you are in Finland.