The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala – for anyone with an interest in nature
The Linnaean Gardens are a perfect excursion for anyone wishing to learn more about nature and are part of Uppsala's history. The Botanical Gardens feature plants from all over the world. Here, you can learn everything about both rainforest and desert plants as well as common Swedish trees. The Linnaeus Garden was Linnaeus' own garden. It was here that he carried out most of his work. At Linnaeus' Hammarby, you can see how Linnaeus and his family lived in the 1700s.
We have shows for all ages, from children in preschool to young people in lower and upper-secondary school. They can be about anything from describing plants, finding out where the taste in chocolate, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon buns comes from to how evolution works. We also organise other activities for school and preschool, such as gardening, exhibitions, music and dance.
You can also take advantage of our self-guided tours. Linné Online is a web resource for pupils and teachers in lower and upper-secondary school who want to learn more about Linnaeus and how modern research is linked to his work.
Guided visits for schools
We offer a wide range of themed guided visits adapted for schools and preschools. These visits take about 45 minutes. The different visits can be combined, and we will be happy to help tailor your visit to your needs and requirements.
Some examples of themes:
- Flower identification / Plant detectives
- Find five seeds / Fruits and seeds
- Swedish trees
- The wonderful forms of plants / Evolution in focus
- Plants of the desert
- Secrets of the rainforest / Jungle expedition / The lungs of the earth
- Tropical crops
- Joy, vice and healing
- Diversity in danger
- Sorting like Linnaeus
- Life in the 18th century
- Linnaeus as a scientist
Read more about the different themed visits in our leaflet(pdf).
Preschools in the Botanical Garden
Welcome to an eventful year at the Botanical Garden. In the spring we are once again inviting all of Uppsala’s preschools and junior (6-year-old) classes to plant coneflowers (Rudbeckia) and marigolds (Tagetes) in the school garden. There will also be a birthday party in May for the preschool childrens’ trees. In September Friskis&Svettis issue an invitation to Mini-Röris (exercise to music for younger children), and in October we will be planting tulip bulbs in the school garden.
2017 Programme (with recommended ages)
- 10th May: The tree’s birthday party (2-4 years)
- 30th May – 1st June: Dance and plant summer flowers (2-6 years)
- 13th September: Mini-Röris beside the Linneanum Orangery (2-6 years)
- 17th-19th October: Plant tulip bulbs for a more beautiful spring (4-6 years)
Activities for school an pre-school
Pre-book one of you scheduled activities for schools and pre-schools or book a visit better adjusted to your teaching.
Friskis&Svettis invites you to Mini-Röris (exercise to music for younger children) beside the Linneanum Orangery. There will be two sessions (9.30 & 10.30) and pre-booking are necessary.
Planting of bulbs
Plant tulip bulbs for a more beautiful spring in the Baroque garden. There will be five planting sessions a day and pre-booking is required. Suitable for children 4-7 years old.