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.
The Linnaeus Garden and The Linnaeus Museum: opening times
The garden and museum are open:
- May: Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00
- June–August: Monday–Sunday 11:00–17:00. Closed Midsummer Eve.
- September: Tuesday–Sunday 11:00–17:00
The garden gates close at 20:00.
Opening times may vary during events in the Linnaeus Garden.
Wintertime in the Linnaeus Museum
In winter the museum is open to pre-booked groups only. Please contact our booking office for more information.
In English at 11:30 and 14:30.
Guided tours in Swedish at 13:30 and 15:30.
On Wednesdays the guided tours at 11:30 and 13:30 ends with a short tour to the archeological excavation.
The ordinary guided tours are included in the admission and cannot be booked in advance.
The Linnaeus Museum is included in the guided tour when possible. Audioguides are available in English off peak hours.
Opening hours Café Carl von Linné in The Linnaeus Garden
The outdoor seating area is closed 2021 and 2022, due to archaeologic excavations.
Ordinary opening hours (seating area within the garden)
- May: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
- June–August: Monday–Sunday 11am–5pm
The Linnaeus Garden: Tickets and prices
During normal opening times
- Adults 100 SEK
- Senior citizens 65 + 80 SEK
- Students 80 SEK (students at Uppsala University admission free)
- Children (ages 0-17) admission free
The admission price includes entry to the Linnaeus Museum.
- admission free (all buildings are closed).
Different prices may apply for special exhibitions and events.
The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass
The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives you free admission to the Tropical Greenhouse, the Linnaeus Garden, the Linnaeus Museum and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. It also give you a 50% discount on special tours.
The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is sold in our museum shops or at the garden office in The Botanical Garden during office hours.
An annual pass costs 200 SEK.
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 alo 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.
Accessibility at The Linnaeus Garden and Museum
There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users in the orangery.
The garden and orangery are accessible to wheelchair users.
The ground floor of the Linnaeus Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. The threshold att the entrance is high – please contact the museum staff for assistance. The first floor of the building is not accessible for wheelchair users. However, it is possible to make a virtual tour of the museum and garden by Google Maps. The link does not work in all web browsers.
An induction loop is available on loan for guided tours. There is also an audio guide to the Linnaeus Museum.
There is no parking at the garden but it is possible to drop off passengers at the entrance (Svartbäcksgatan 27).
Photography in the Linnaean Gardens
Photography and filming for private use
As a private person you are welcome to take photographs outdoors in our gardens and inside in the glasshouses. Please respect other visitors' privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk in the flower beds.
Photography and filming for commercial use
Commercial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography and such is only permitted by written agreement with the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.
Photography in Linnaeus’ homes
Photography in the house at Linnaeus’ Hammarby is not allowed without a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
In the Linnaeus Museum (in the Linnaeus Garden) photography without a tripod and without the use of flash is allowed. For all commercial photography you need to contact and get a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
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 unless 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.