The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

Plants in our Gardens

Plants from all around the world and different environments – knowledge, inspiration and delight!

Our Plants

The Linnaean Gardens contain around 9000 plants. Information about which plants we grow and where can be found in our plant database. The 'Plant of the Week' features give more information about many of the Botanical Garden's plants (in Swedish). You can also learn about some of the plants at Linnaeus' Hammarby that have been growing there since the 18th century (in Swedish). 

Plants in Uppsala Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden is home to many unusual plant varieties which have been collected during expeditions around the world. One of the purposes of the gardens is to provide plant material for research and teaching at the university. We also collect seeds in our gardens which we share with other botanical gardens in an international seed exchange.

Some of the plants grown here are endangered. By cultivating them, we save the species and generate understanding for biodiversity. 

In our garden you can also find inspiration for your own garden. 

Plants of The Linnaeus Garden

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

Plants at Linnaeus’ Hammarby

At Linnaeus’ Hammarby we have attempted to reconstruct Linnaeus’ plantings using his plant lists. About 40 species of plants also remain from Linnaeus’ time in the 18th century and constitute a valuable biological  heritage.