The Linnaeus Garden

Welcome to Sweden's oldest botanic garden and the garden of Olof Rudbeck Sr and Carolus Linnaeus. 

Copy of the statue of Venus that Linnaeus brought to the botanical garden in Uppsala in the 18th century. The Orangery in the background, summer flowers in the foreground.

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 was restored following Linnaeus' and Carl Hårleman's design from 1745. Today, approximately 1,000 species are cultivated here. All of them are known to have been cultivated by Linnaeus and are arranged according to his sexual 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 is open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

The former home of Carl Linnaeus is now the Linnaeus Museum, managed 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 27, north of the pedestrian street.

With bus to the Linnaeus Garden

There are no bus stops right outside the garden. The nearest bus stop is ’Skolgatan’ and 'Stadsbiblioteket', just around the block from The Linnaeus Garden. City bus line 5 (green), 8 (bright red) och 10 (pink) stop at Kungsgatan, bus stop Skolgatan. Bus line 2 (red), 6 (brown), 7 (bright blue) och 9 (blue) stop at S:t Olofsgatan, bus stop Stadsbiblioteket. 

  • The bus to Gamla Uppsala (line 2, red) leaves from bus stop Stadsbiblioteket. 
  • Bus line 2 (red) and bus line 7 (bright blue) pass The Botanical Garden and several museums: Upplandsmuseet, Carolina Rediviva, Uppsala konstmuseum, Evolutionsmuseet and Bror Hjorths Hus.
  • Bus line 9 (blue) passes Resecentrum where you can catch the train to Arlanda or Stockholm. The bus will also take you to Linnés Sävja.
  • Some regional buses also stop at bus stop Skolgatan.

Parkering at the Linnaeus Garden

There are parking lots at Österplan, east of the railway, with entrance from S:t Olofsgatan. At Dragarbrunnsgatan, close to Klostergatan, there is a multi-storeyed car park.

Last modified: 2023-06-07