Haymaking at Hammarby

  • Date: –16:00
  • Location: Linnés Hammarby Kulturreservatet Linnés Hammarby
  • Website
  • Organiser: Uppsala linneanska trädgårdar in cooperation with Länsstyrelsen Uppsala län and SLU Agrarhistoria.
  • Contact person: Lotta S Saetre
  • Kulturevenemang, Temadag

During Linnaeus' time the meadows were harvested to provide winter feed to the farm's animals. Join us in the Cultural Reserve - learn how to use scythe and rake and how to dry hay on a hayrack. Buy old varieties of vegetables from the kitchen garden. Go on a guided tour in the Reserve together with the peasants or the agricultural historians.

Also welcome to Linnaeus' Hammarby museum facility – the manor house is open for visits, and guided tours are held outside during the day. 18th century clothing to try on for the children.

For this events day, you can travel to and from Hammarby with the Lennakatten steam train and veteran bus. Buy your ticket at the ticket desk at the railway station Uppsala Östra the day of departure..

Admission to the museum and park 100 Skr. Free admission for children under age 18 and for employees/students at Uppsala University. Today also free admission if you are dressed in 18th century costume!


10:00-13:00 Haymaking in  the Cultural Reserve

12:30 Short intro to Linnaeus’ Hammarby

13:30-15:30 Harvest in the kitchen garden

16:30 Short intro to Linnaeus’ Hammarby


Participants: County Administrative Board of Uppsala County, SLU Agrarhistoria, Sällskapet Linnés Hammarby.

Four persons are scything on a meadow. In the background a forest edge. It is sunny.

Events in The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Last modified: 2023-09-15