The Linnaeus Garden

Welcome to Sweden's oldest botanic garden and the garden of Olof Rudbeck Sr and Carolus Linnaeus. 
Closed for the season. Open again 1 May 2021.

Copy of the status of  Venus that Carl Linnaeus brought to Uppsala Botanic Garden in the 18th century. The Orangery in the background, Summer flowers in the förgrund.

The Linnaeus Garden – a haven in Uppsala

The Linnaeus Garden was the first botanical garden in Sweden founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder. It is laid out in the French Style and restored following Linnaeus' and Carl Hårleman's design from 1745. Today approximately 1300 species are grown here. All known to have been cultivated by Linnaeus and arranged according to his own system.

The Linnaeus Garden – a historic gem in central Uppsala

The Linnaeus Garden is an oasis hidden behind a planked fence on Svartbäcksgatan in central Uppsala. The botanic garden, with Carl Linnaeus’ professorial residence, exhibitions, café and shop are open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

In the former home of Carl Linnaeus is the Linnaeus Museum, run by Uppsala University, on behalf of the Swedish Linnaeus Society. The Museum is open for pre-booked groups throughout the year.

Getting to the The Linnaeus Garden

The Linnaeus Garden is on Svartbäcksgatan, north of the pedestrianised part of the street.

There are no bus stops alongside the Garden. City buses (numbers 2, 5, 13, 14 and 42) all call at the bus stop called ’Skolgatan’, which is a short walk from the Garden. Regional buses (numbers 110, 111 and 115, for example) also stop at ’Skolgatan’. Buses 110 and 115 to Old Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala) depart from stop ’Skolgatan’.