Gardens in three locations

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum lie in central Uppsala, just north of the library. The Botanical Garden is directly west of Uppsala Castle. Linnaeus' Hammarby is in the parish of Danmark, about 15 km southeast of Uppsala.

  • Visiting adress the Linnaeus Garden and the Linnaeus Museum: Svartbäcksgatan 27b
  • Visiting adress the Botanical Garden: Villavägen 6–8

Getting to the Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is framed by Dag Hammarskjölds väg, Thunbergsvägen, Norbyvägen and Villavägen; the visiting address is Villavägen 6-8.

You will find pedestrian entrances at Thunbergsvägen, Dag Hammarskjölds väg (May-October), Norbyvägen, Plantskolegränd, and "Rosengången".

The entrance at Villavägen 8 is closed until spring 2024.

Going by bus to the Botanical Garden

The city buses stop directly outside the Botanical Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for UL (public transport) to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue), 11 (grey line)  and 12 (yellow). Line 2 also stops at Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala). Line 12 is cancelled from mid-June until mid-August.

Parking areas near of the Botanical Garden

There are parking areas at Villavägen 6 (GPS coordinates 59.852031, 17.625407). There are only 10 parking spaces, all on the side facing Thunbergsvägen. To pay the parking fee use the EasyPark app in your phone.

There are also parking areas at Norbyvägen 18, and Plantskolegränd.

Parking for the disabled is available near the Orangery at Villavägen 6 and in the southern part of the garden at Villavägen 12. The parking by the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8, is closed until spring 2024. 

Map showing parking spaces within the garden.

The photo shows the parking lots at Villvavägen 6, reserved for visitors to the Botanical Garden. The pence by Thunbergsvägen is in the background.
Visitors' parking in the Botanical Garden, Villavägen 6.

Parking for coaches is available close to Uppsala Cathedral at S:t Eriks torg and Riddartorget.

Map of the Botanical Garden in Uppsala

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) and10 (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.

Getting to Linnaeus’ Hammarby

By car

Leave the E4 Uppsala bypass at junction 187 and take road 282 towards Edsbro. After about 200 m turn right towards Danmark and ”Linnés Hammarby” (signed). Linnaeus’ Hammarby has got the GPS-coordinates WGS84 59° 49′ 3″ N, 17° 46′ 35″ E  /  UTM 59.8175°, 17.776389°.

By bus

Bus 102 from Uppsala to Knivsta stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, about 2 km from the museum. The travel time from Uppsala Central Station is about 20 minutes, the return journey about 25 minutes. The bus departs every 30 minutes on weekdays and once an hour on weekends.

Bus 186 also stops at the turn-off for Linnaeus’ Hammarby, on weekdays (travel time 15 minutes).

Collaboration with Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway and The Swedish Tramway Society 2024

Sunday 21 July, Saturday 11 August, and Saturday 21 September the Uppsala-Lenna Heritage Railway operates a veteran bus service to Linnaeus’ Hammarby.

Tickets: 240 SEK/adult both directions or 140 SEK/adult one-way, children 7–15 years old pay half price. Two children can accompany an adult for free. Buy your ticket at the ticket desk at the railway station Uppsala Östra on the day of departure. Admission fee to Linnaeus' Hammarby is not included in the price.

Departure from Uppsala Östra at 10:10 and 12:35. Back in Uppsala at 15:00 or 17:00. The tours allow a 2–4 hours visit at Linnaeus' Hammarby.

Other options for travelling to Linnaeus' Hammarby by veteran bus.

By bike

You can go by bike to Linnaeus' Hammarby. The distance is between 12 kilometers and 15 kilometers depending of your choice of route. The last 5–6 kilometers are on narrow roads with car traffic.

Tour suggestions by bike

Last modified: 2024-04-08