Educational sessions in The Linnaean Gardens

Three photos showing hands of of a Child planting av Rudbeckia; two Big spin cacti; a Young Woman lockig into a stereo microscope.

In the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala – the Botanical Garden, the Linnaeus Garden and Linnaeus' Hammarby – we offer lessons for all ages. Our aim is to evoke curiosity about nature and to make the students understand the relationship between organisms. The lessons suit students from preschool to high school and collage level.

Welcome to take part of enjoyable learning for all ages!

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
  • Buds
  • 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

Guided tours for preschools and preschool classes

We offer themed guided tours adapted for schools and preschools. These tours take approximately 45 minutes. It is possible to combine different themes and we are happy to help tailor guided tours per your requests and needs. Always book your visit in advance, via bokning@botan.uu.se.

Some examples of themes:

  • Flower descriptions
  • Find five seeds
  • Buds
  • The amazing and strange shape of plants
  • Jungle expedition
  • Sweets of the tropics / useful plants of the tropics

Junior classes in the Botanical Garden

Welcome to an eventful year at the Botanical Garden. In the spring we are oinviting all of Uppsala’s preschools and junior (6-year-old) classes to plant coneflowers (Rudbeckia) and marigolds (Tagetes) in the baroque garden. In October we will be planting garlic in the kitchen garden.

2024 Programme (with recommended ages)

  • preliminary 4 June: Plant summer flowers in the Baroque Garden
  • 11 September: Röris – physical activity with Friskis&Svettis

For more information contact our booking office at bokning@botan.uu.se.

Then book your activity through  "Uppsala kommuns utbudsbokning", at least two weeks in advance! 

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 to plant coneflowers (Rudbeckia) and marigolds (Tagetes) in the baroque garden. There will also be a birthday party in May for the preschool children's trees. In September Friskis&Svettis issue an invitation to Mini-Röris (exercise to music for younger children), and in October we will be planting bulbs in the baroque garden.

2024 Programme (with recommended ages)

  • 14 May: The tree’s birthday party (3–4 years)
  • 28 May – 4 June: Dance and plant summer flowers (4–6 years)
  • 11 September: Mini-Röris beside the Linneanum Orangery (2–6 years)
  • 14–18 October: Plant bulbs in the baroque garden (4–6 years)

All activities should be booked through Uppsala kommuns utbudsbokningIf you need help send an e-mail to our booking office.

Educational sessions in the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Last modified: 2024-01-08