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 Mediterranean 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
- May–September: 7am–9pm
- October–April: 7am–7pm
The gates close to Uppsala Castle, The Segerstedt Building and Carolina Rediviva (the University Library) are closed from the arrival of the first snow. They open at May 1.
The Tropical Greenhouse
- June–August: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm (Thursday open until 6 pm), Saturday-Sunday 11am–4pm
- September–May: Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm, Saturday-Sunday Noon–3pm
The Orangery, Linneanum
- Tuesday–Friday 9am–3pm
Opening times during public holidays may vary.
The park and gardens
June–August: Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm (1 pm in Swedish)
September–May: First Sunday of the month (in Swedish)
Fee 50 SEK, includes entrance fee to the Tropical Greenhouse, where the guided tour starts.
Opening times Café Victoria, The Botanical Garden
- May: every day 11am–5pm. May close early in bad weather
- June-August: weekdays 10am–5pm, weekends 11am–5 pm
- September: weekdays 11am–3pm, weekends 11am–5 pm. May close early in bad weather. Closed September 30
Closed Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day.
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 (only 10 parking lots, on the side facing the Garden), 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. Parking spaces are also available at Villavägen 6.
The gates in the East part of The Baroque Garden are closed wintertime. The close when the first snow falls and open again May 1.
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.