Plants of The Linnaeus Garden

In the Linnaeus Garden we only grow plants that we know were grown by Linnaeus.

The plants are arranged according to Linnaeus’ sketches. The organisation of the garden reflects his Sexual System, the distinction between spring and autumn flowering plants, and different aquatic ecosystems.

No Bleeding Heart in Linnaeus's Garden

Carl Linnaeus really wanted to grow bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) in the botanic garden. But from the seeds that he had received by letter from Russia grew Siberian corydalis (Corydalis nobilis).

Read more about Siberian corydalis, Corydalis nobilis

Tulipa sylvestris – Wild Tulip

The wild tulip is a botanical heritage from the time of Olof Rudbeck the elder. It has a lovely fragrance and blooms almost every year both in the Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus’ Hammarby.

Read more about the wild tulip, Tulipa sylvestris

The Jonsboda Lime

Carl Linnaeus’ father Nils Ingemarsson grew up in Jonsboda in Vittaryd parish in Småland. While a seminary student in Växjö he took the name Linnaeus after a lime (linden) tree that grew in a ”stone heap” on his father’s farm.

Read more about the Jonsboda Lime.

Last modified: 2023-08-14