Our mission

The Linnaean Gardens’ role includes exhibiting a well-cared for and clearly labelled plant collection that is documented in a globally accessible database. At Linnaeus’ Hammarby and the Linnaeus Garden, the plants are an important part of the historic value of the sites. The gardens are also places for inspiration and recreation: they are popular destinations for both Uppsala residents and visiting tourists.

In the Botanical Garden, plant are grown primarily to be used for research and education at the University, and for activities aimed at preschools and schools. The Garden also contributes to preserving biological diversity.

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The Gardens provide plant material (seeds, plants and plant parts) that is needed by research projects at various institutions. Researchers can also grow their own research material, both outdoors and in a research glasshouse.

It is not just botanists who use the Gardens – earwig catching, studies of hoverflies and psychology research also occur here.

Students in the Botanical Gardens and by Linnaeus

About a thousand students from both Uppsala University and the Swedish Agricultural Univerisity visit the Botanical Garden each year as part of their course. The students may be learning about botany, pharmacology, historically significant plants and ecology, with a view to becoming natural scientists, apothecaries, agronomists, foresters or landscape architects. The Garden is also widely visited by schools and preschools.

Of course, you do not need to be studying to visit the Botanical Garden. Why not sunbathe, play boule, revise, or just sit under a tree and enjoy the view, scents and sounds!

We run and develop the Botanical Garden

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala

The Botanical Garden is run by Uppsala University with economic contribution from Uppsala municipality. Together with Linnaeus’ Hammarby and the Linnaeus Garden it constitutes the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.

Historical buildings

The Baroque Garden and Linneanum with the Orangery became listed historical buildings in 1935 and are administered by the National Property Board.