Photo of the Apricarium, a wooden construction built to protect plants not hardy in Uppsala. In the The Linnaeus Garden. Photo Jesper Kårehed, Uppsala University.

“The Apricarium lies to one side, facing the ponds, and is covered in windows. Succulents are moved here in the summer, in order that they be exposed to the rays of the sun.”
Carl Linnaeus, Hortus Upsaliensis 1745

Succulents which spent the winter in the Caldarium and Tepidarium of the orangery were moved out to the Apricarium in the summer, as it was sunnier there. In 1745, Linnaeus listed 46 different species that were kept there, including thirteen cacti, seven euphorbias, eleven species of aloe, and eleven mesembs.

Some of the flowerpots now kept in the Apricarium are old-fashioned. The tall patterned pot is a reconstruction based on shards found here in the Linnaeus Garden. The lower pot with feet is a copy of a pot in the Botanical Garden’s collections.

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