The Linnaeus Garden – a historic gem in central Uppsala

Picture that shows a man walking towards the statue of Venus and the Orangery in The Linnaeus Garden.

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.

Guided Tours

Only available on tays when the garden i s open.:

  • In English at 11:30 and 14:30.
  • In Swedish at 13:30 and 15:30.

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. 

Book a private guided tour

Opening hours Café Carl von Linné in The Linnaeus Garden

Seating area at Svarbäcksgatan 27 B, within the garden

  • May, September: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
  • June–August: Monday–Sunday 11am–5pm

The Linnaeus Garden: Tickets and prices

During normal opening times

  • Adults SEK 120 
  • Senior citizens 65 + SEK 100
  • Students SEK 100 (students at Uppsala University admission free)
  • Children (ages 0-17) admission free

The admission price includes entry to the Linnaeus Museum. 

After 17:00

  • 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 250 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 6 (brown) and 9 (blue) stop at S:t Olofsgatan, bus stop Stadsbiblioteket. 

  • Bus line 9 (blue) and bus line 6 (brown) stop at Resecentrum where you can catch the train to Arlanda or Stockholm. The bus number 9 will also take you to Linnés Sävja.
  • Regional buses number 110 and 115 leave from  bus stop Skolgatan and pass Gamla Uppsala on the way north. The trip takes about ten minutes and the bus departs twice an hour.

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.

Accessibility by wheelchair

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. 

Virtual tour

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.

Induction loop

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.

If you intend to use our facilities for commercial photography, please contact our booking service by e-mail at least one week before the visit.

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.
Last modified: 2024-02-05