Exhibitions in the Linnaean Gardens

In our permanent exhibitions you can learn more about Carl Linnaeus, his science, and the family's life in Uppsala and at Hammarby.

We arrange temporary art exhibitions during summer in The Linnaeus Garden, at Linnaeus' Hammarby, and in The Botanical Garden.

We have a collection of more than 7.000 plant species and varieties in the Linnaean Gardens. You can search our plant database of the plants grown in the Botanical Garden, and learn more about some of the plants that remain at Linnaeus’ Hammarby since the 18th century. In the articles about ’plant of the week’ you can discover more about many of the plants of the Botanical Garden.

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At the moment we plan for coming art exhibitions in the Botanical Garden, the Linnaeus Garden and Linnaeus' Hammarby.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact Per Erixon.

Himmeli – Straw mobiles from Lycka

Per-Åke Backman's fragile and delightful straw crowns float over our heads in the magnificent Linnaeus Hall. Old tradition meets modern expressions. Discover the beauty of straw work and let yourself be inspired to create your own! Per-Åke is from the small village of Lycka in Leksand, Dalecarlica.

4–19 Mars 2023

Open Saturday–Sunday 11:00–15:00, Tuesday–Friday 9:00–15:00 – 11–17 in the Linnaeus Hall in the Orangery Linneanum, the Botanical Garden. Entrance from the south side of the building.

Strax mobile with five plans, aning infon of a dark Brown wooden panel.

Fynd – fröställningar och andra förunderliga ting

Exhibition with objects found during ten years of walks in nature, composed in frames and display cases by artist Tove Lindström. The objects have been found in forests, on fens and bogs, in compost heaps, along shorelines, in urban plantings and ditch edges, on small paths and in mountain crevices, in manor parks and small gardens.

6 May – 2 July 2023

Open Tuesday–Sunday 11–17 in the east wing, Linnaeus' Hammarby. 

Closed on Midsummer's Eve, 23 June.

Collage of treasures from nature arranged by artist Tove Lindström.

The Linnaeus Garden 100 years

After several years of renovation by the Swedish Linnaeus Society, The Linnaeus Garden was reopened on May 27, 1923. Small exhibition with black and white photographs from the early 20th century. taken during the period when the garden was restored and converted from a park to a museum garden.

27 May– 30 September 2023

Open Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00 in May and September, and Monday–Sunday 11:00–17:00 June–August in the orangery in The Linnaeus Garden.

Closed on Midsummer's Eve.

Postcard from the late 19th century showing students walking along a gravel path. In the background the low orangery building of the Linnaeus Garden.

Nemore in flore

Exhibition of botanical illustrations by Anneli Frisk. With inspiration from her half-wild turn-of-the-century garden and the surroundings around lake Mälaren, Anneli Frisk depicts plants, vegetables and fruit with an impressive wealth of detail. You might recognise her work from the stamp booklet 'Sweden's national flower' and from several textbooks.

8 July – 3 September 2023

Open Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00, in the east wing, Linnaeus' Hammarby.

Linnaeus and his garden

An exhibition about Carl Linnaeus and the history of the garden.

Permanent exhibition, open May–September. In the Orangery, The Linnaeus Garden.

Linnaeus at Hammarby

An exhibition about Carolus Linnaeus and the life of his family at Hammarby.

Permanent exhibition open May–September, in the western wing at Linnaeus' Hammarby.

Last modified: 2023-11-13