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 Glasshouse is a haven of warmth and light. With the coming of spring the lawns and rockeries burst with flowering bulbs and anemonies. 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: 7am–9pm
  • October–April: 7am–7pm

The gates close to Uppsala Castle, The Segerstedt Building and Carolina Rediviva (the University Library) are from May 1 until the arrival of the first snow. 

The Tropical Greenhouse

  • June–August: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm (Thursday open until 6 pm), Saturday-Sunday 11am–4pm
  • September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm, Saturday-Sunday Noon–3pm

The Orangery, Linneanum

  • Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm

Opening hours during public holidays may vary.

Guided Tours

The park and gardens

June–August: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (1 pm in Swedish)

Tropical Greenhouse

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

The guided tour in October cancelled due to covid-19.

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 of charge)
  • Children (ages 0–17) free of charge

The Linneanum Orangery has an entry charge for special exhibitions.

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass

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

The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is on sale in our museum shops or at the Garden Office in The Botanical Garden (weekday daytime).

An annual pass costs 200 kr.

The annual pass 2021 is valid until the end of 2022.

Getting to Uppsala University Botanical Garden

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

Going by bus to the Botanical Garden

The city buses stop directly outside the Botanic Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for Uppsala public transport to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue), 11 (grey) and 12 (yellow).

Parking lots in the vicinity of the Botanical Garden

There are car parks at Villavägen 6 (gps coordinates 59.852031, 17.625407). There are only 10 parking lots, all on the side facing Thunbergsvägen. Too pay the parkning fee use an application in your smartphone (EasyPark).

There are also car parks at Norbyvägen 18, and Plantskolegränd.

Parking for the disabled is available close to the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8, and close to the Orangery at Villavägen 6.

Map showing parking lots 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 the Cathedral at S:t Eriks torg and Riddartorget.

Map Botanical Garden in Uppsala

Uppsala University 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 must 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.

Two disabled parking spaces are accessed from Villavägen 8. Parking spaces are also available at Villavägen 6.

The gates in the east part of The Baroque Garden are closed wintertime. Thet 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 outside in our gardens and glasshouses. Please respect other visitor's privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk on the flower beds.

Photography and filming for commercial use

Commersial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography et cetera, is only permitted with written agreement from 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 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: 2021-10-04