The Botanical Garden throughout the year

Two visitors in front of a decorative border in the Botanical Garden.

The Botanical Garden is open for visitors throughout the year. Each season offers something special.

During the winter the geometric shapes of the Baroque Garden are particularly striking, the Linneanum Orangery is full of Mediterranean trees and bushes, and the Tropical Greenhouse is a haven of warmth and light. With the coming of spring the lawns and rockeries burst with flowering bulbs and anemones. The magnolias, cherries and tulips come into bloom. A wide range of plants continue the floral display throughout the summer. As late summer approaches the kitchen gardens are at their most beautiful and the autumn offers a colourful display from both native and exotic trees and bushes.

The Botanical Garden: opening times

The Park

  • May–September: 7:00–21:00
  • October–April: 7:00–19:00

The Baroque Garden and the gates facing Uppsala Castle, The Segerstedt Building and Carolina Rediviva (Uppsala University Library) are closed from 7 November. They re-open 1 May. 

The gate at Villavägen 8 is closed due to construction works. It will re-open late spring 2024.

The Tropical Greenhouse

  • June–August: Tuesday–Friday 9:00–16:00, Thursdays 9:00–18:00, and Saturday and Sunday 11:00–16:00.
  • September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9:00–15:00, and Saturday and Sunday 12:00–15:00.

The Orangery, Linneanum

  • September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9:00–15:00, and Saturday and Sunday 12:00–15:00.

Closed on public holidays.

Opening times during public holidays may vary.

Opening times during events in the Botanical Garden may also vary.

Guided Tours

The park and gardens

June–August: Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00 (13:00 in Swedish)

Tropical Greenhouse

October–May: First Sunday of the month (in Swedish) 

The guided tour in Mars cancelled 

Fee 50 SEK, includes entrance fee to the Tropical Greenhouse, where the guided tour starts.

Opening times Café Victoria, The Botanical Garden

  • May: every day 11am–5pm. May close early in bad weather
  • June-August: weekdays 10am–5pm, weekends 11am–5 pm
  • September: weekdays 11am–3pm/5pm depending on the weather, weekends 11am–5 pm. May close early in bad weather. 

Closed Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day.

The Botanical Garden: admission charges

The Park

  • Free of charge

The Tropical Greenhouse:

  • Adults 50 SEK 
  • Senior citizens 65 + 50 SEK
  • Students 50 SEK (students at Uppsala University free entry)
  • Children (ages 0–17) free of charge

The Linneanum Orangery

  • Free of charge

Admission charge may apply for exhibitions and events.

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass

The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives you free admission to the Tropical Greenhouse, the Linnaeus Garden, the Linnaeus Museum and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. It also give you a 50% discount on special tours. 

The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is sold in our museum shops or at the garden office in The Botanical Garden during office hours.

An annual pass costs 200 SEK.

Getting to the Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is framed by Dag Hammarskjölds väg, Thunbergsvägen, Norbyvägen and Villavägen; the visiting address is Villavägen 6-8.

You will find pedestrian entrances at Thunbergsvägen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg (May-October), Norbyvägen, Plantskolegränd, and "rosengången".

The entrance at Villavägen 8 is closed until spring 2024.

Going by bus to the Botanical Garden

The city buses stop directly outside the Botanical Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for UL (public transport) to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue) and 12 (yellow). Line 2 stops both att Stadsbiblioteket, close to The Linnaeus Garden, and at Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala).

Parking areas near of the Botanical Garden

There are parking areas at Villavägen 6 (GPS coordinates 59.852031, 17.625407). There are only 10 parking spaces, all on the side facing Thunbergsvägen. To pay the parking fee use the EasyPark app in your phone.

There are also parking areas at Norbyvägen 18, and Plantskolegränd.

Parking for the disabled is available near the Orangery at Villavägen 6. The parking by the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8, is closed until spring 2024. 

Map showing parking spaces within the garden.

The photo shows the parking lots at Villvavägen 6, reserved for visitors to the Botanical Garden. The pence by Thunbergsvägen is in the background.
Visitors' parking in the Botanical Garden, Villavägen 6.

Parking for coaches is available close to Uppsala Cathedral at S:t Eriks torg and Riddartorget.

Map of the Botanical Garden in Uppsala

The Botanical Garden: accessibility

Toilets suitable for wheelchair users are available beside the Tropical Greenhouse (throughout the year) and by the pond shed close to the Linneanum Orangery (May–October).

The Tropical Greenhouse is accessible for wheelchair users. An induction loop is available on loan for guided tours during the winter months. During the rest of the year it has to be booked in advance (e-mail to our booking office).

The Linneanum Orangery has a steep ramp on the south side. The threshold of the door can be removed if required – please contact the garden staff for help.

Disabled parking spaces are available at Villavägen 6. The distance fro, these parking spaces to the entrance of the Tropical Greenhouse is 300 meters. The two parking spaces with access from Villavägen 8, close to the Tropical Greenhouse, are closed due to construction work until spring 2024.

From November 2022 until spring 2024 mobility service may use the gates at Villavägen 10-12 to leave or pick up customers to the Tropical Greenhouse. Exit through the same gates. Please observe that you enter an areas with heavy traffic and unprotected people. Drive with care!

The gates in the east part of the Baroque Garden are closed wintertime. They close when the first snow falls and open again 1 May. 

Photography in the Linnaean Gardens

Photography and filming for private use

As a private person you are welcome to take photographs outdoors in our gardens and inside in the glasshouses. Please respect other visitors' privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk in the flower beds.

Photography and filming for commercial use

Commercial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography and such is only permitted by written agreement with the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.

If you intend to use our facilities for commercial photography, please contact our booking service by e-mail at least one week before the visit.

For everybody's enjoyment

Please help us to keep our gardens clean and tidy.

  • Do not walk in the flower beds or damage the plants.
  • Do not pick flowers, leaves, nuts, seeds or twigs.
  • You are welcome to taste windfall fruit from the ground, but do not pick fruit that is still on the tree. Never taste a fruit unless you are certain what it is.
  • Do not move or damage the labels.
  • Keep dogs on a lead at all times.
  • Only guide dogs are allowed into glasshouses and other buildings.
  • Motor vehicles are not permitted in our gardens.
  • Bicycles are only allowed on the main paths. Please be considerate of pedestrians!
  • Please do not touch objects, furniture, or wallpaper in the historic buildings.
Last modified: 2023-01-31