The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

The Botanical Garden throughout the year

The Botanical Garden is open for visitors throughout the year. Each season offers something special.

During the winter the geometric shapes of the Baroque Garden are particularly striking, the Linneanum Orangery is full of Mediterraean trees and bushes, and the Tropical Glasshouse is a haven of warmth and light. With the coming of spring the lawns and rockeries burst with flowering bulbs and anemonies. The magnolias, cherries and tulips come into bloom. A wide range of plants continue the floral display throughout the summer. As late summer approaches the kitchen gardens are at their most beautiful and the autumn offers a colourful display from both native and exotic trees and bushes.

The Botanical Garden: opening times

The Park

November–April: 7am–7pm. The gates close to Uppsala Castle and Carolina Rediviva (the University Library) are closed from the arrival of the first snow.

May–October: 7am–9pm.

The Tropical Greenhouse

September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm, Saturday-Sunday Noon–3pm.

June–August: Monday–Friday 9am–3pm, Saturday-Sunday 11am–4pm

The Orangery, Linneanum

September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm.

June–August: Monday–Friday 9am–3pm.

Opening times during public holidays may vary.

Guided Tours

The park and gardens

June–August: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (1 pm in Swedish)

Tropical Greenhouse

September–May: First Sunday of the month (in Swedish) 

In 2017 the guided tours in the glasshouse is replaced by talks about cultivation and harvesting.

Fee 50 SKr, includes entrance fee to the Tropical Greenhouse, where the guided tour starts.

The Botanical Garden: admission charges

The Park: Free of charge.

The Tropical Greenhouse: Adult 50 SEK. Children (ages 0-17) free of charge.

The Linneanum Orangery has an entry charge for special exhibitions.

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual card

The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives free entry to the Tropical Glasshouse, Linnaeus Garden and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. The annual card is valid for one calendar year and can be purchased from one of our museum shops  or from the offices of the gardens (weekday daytime).

An annual card costs 200 kr.

Getting to Uppsala University Botanical Garden

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

The city buses stop directly outside the Botanic Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for Uppsala public transport to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue), 11 (grey) and 12 (yellow).

There are car parks at Villavägen 6, Norbyvägen 18 and Plantskolegränd. Parking for the disabled is available close to the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8.

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

Uppsala University Botanical Garden: accessibility

Toilets suitable for wheelchair users are available beside the Tropical Glasshouse (throughout the year) and by the pond shed close to the Linneanum Orangery (May-October).

The Tropical Glasshouse is accessible for wheelchair users. An induction loop is available to borrow in connection with guided tours during the winter months. During the rest of the year it must be booked in advance.

The Linneanum Orangery has a steep ramp on the south side. The threshold of the door can be removed if required – please contact the Garden staff for help.

Two disabled parking spaces are accessed from Villavägen 8.

Photography in the Linnaean Gardens

Photography and filming for private use

As a private person you are welcome to take photographs outside in our gardens and glasshouse. Please show respect for other visitors and do not damage the plants or plantings. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk on the beds.

Photography and filming for commercial use

Wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography etc., where an individual photographer or company earns an income from the photographs, is only permitted with written agreement from the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.

If you intend to carry out 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.

  • Don’t walk in the flower beds or damage the plants.
  • Don’t pick flowers, leaves, seeds or twigs.
  • You are welcome to pick windfall fruit from the ground, but don’t pick fruit that is still on the tree.
  • Don’t 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 don’t touch objects, furniture or wallpaper in the historic buildings.