Preschools in the Botanical Garden

Welcome to an eventful year at the Botanical Garden. In the spring we are once again inviting all of Uppsala’s preschools to plant coneflowers (Rudbeckia) and marigolds (Tagetes) in the baroque garden. There will also be a birthday party in May for the preschool children's trees. In September Friskis&Svettis issue an invitation to Mini-Röris (exercise to music for younger children), and in October we will be planting bilbs in the baroque garden.

2022 Programme (with recommended ages)

  • 10 May: The tree’s birthday party (3–4 years)
  • 1–8th June: Dance and plant summer flowers and potatoes (4–6 years)
  • 7 September: Mini-Röris beside the Linneanum Orangery (2–6 years)
  • 17–21 October: Plant bulbs in the baroque garden (4–6 years)

All activities should be booked thrue Uppsala kommuns utbudsbokningIf you need help send an e-mail to our booking office.

Guided tours for preschools and preschool classes

We offer themed guided tours adapted for schools and preschools. These tours take approximately 45 minutes. It is possible to combine different themes and we are happy to help tailor guided tours per your requests and needs. Always book your visit in advance, via

Some examples of themes:

  • Flower descriptions
  • Find five seeds
  • Buds
  • The amazing and strange shape of plants
  • Jungle expedition
  • Sweets of the tropics / useful plants of the tropics

Please, contact our booking office for further information!

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala – for anyone with an interest in nature

The Linnaean Gardens are a perfect excursion for anyone wishing to learn more about nature and are part of Uppsala's history. The Botanical Gardens feature plants from all over the world. Here, you can learn everything about both rainforest and desert plants as well as common Swedish trees. The Linnaeus Garden was Linnaeus' own garden. It was here that he carried out most of his work. At Linnaeus' Hammarby, you can see how Linnaeus and his family lived in the 1700s.

We have shows for all ages, from children in preschool to young people in lower and upper-secondary school.  They can be about anything from describing plants, finding out where the taste in chocolate, vanilla ice cream and cinnamon buns comes from to how evolution works. We also organise other activities for school and preschool, such as gardening, exhibitions, music and dance.

You can also take advantage of our self-guided tours. Linné Online is a web resource for pupils and teachers in lower and upper-secondary school who want to learn more about Linnaeus and how modern research is linked to his work.

Last modified: 2022-01-21