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 Greenhouse is a haven of warmth and light. With the coming of spring the lawns and rockeries burst with flowering bulbs and anemones. 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: 7:00–21:00
- October–April: 7:00–19:00
The gates facing Uppsala Castle, The Segerstedt Building and Carolina Rediviva (Uppsala University Library) are open from 1 May until the arrival of the first snow.
The Tropical Greenhouse
The Orangery, Linneanum
Temporarily closed due restauration from 13 December 2021 until May 2022.
The park and gardens
June–August: Saturdays and Sundays at 14:00 (13:00 in Swedish)
October–May: First Sunday of the month (in Swedish)
The guided tours January-Mars cancelled due to covid-19.
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/5pm depending on the weather, weekends 11am–5 pm. May close early in bad weather.
Closed Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day.
The Botanical Garden: admission charges
The Park: Free of charge.
The Tropical Greenhouse:
- Adults 50 SEK
- Senior citizens 65 + 50 SEK
- Students 50 SEK (students at Uppsala University free entry)
- Children (ages 0–17) free of charge
The Linneanum Orangery
Admission charge may apply for exhibitions and events.
The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass
The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives you free admission to the Tropical Greenhouse, the Linnaeus Garden, the Linnaeus Museum and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. It also give you a 50% discount on special tours.
The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is sold in our museum shops or at the garden office in The Botanical Garden during office hours.
An annual pass costs 200 SEK.
The annual pass for 2021 is valid until the end of 2022.
Getting to the Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden is framed by Dag Hammarskjölds väg, Thunbergsvägen, Norbyvägen and Villavägen; the visiting address is Villavägen 6-8.
Going by bus to the Botanical Garden
The city buses stop directly outside the Botanical Garden at the bus stops named Blåsenhus, Evolutionsmuseet and Botaniska . Visit the website for UL (public transport) to find the bus timetables for lines 1 (white), 2 (red), 7 (light blue), 11 (grey) and 12 (yellow).
Parking areas near of the Botanical Garden
There are parking areas at Villavägen 6 (GPS coordinates 59.852031, 17.625407). There are only 10 parking spaces, all on the side facing Thunbergsvägen. To pay the parking fee use the EasyPark app in your phone.
There are also parking areas at Norbyvägen 18, and Plantskolegränd.
Parking for the disabled is available by the Tropical Glasshouses and Café Victoria, Villavägen 8, and near the Orangery at Villavägen 6.
Parking for coaches is available close to Uppsala Cathedral at S:t Eriks torg and Riddartorget.
Map of the Botanical Garden in Uppsala
The Botanical Garden: accessibility
Toilets suitable for wheelchair users are available beside the Tropical Greenhouse (throughout the year) and by the pond shed close to the Linneanum Orangery (May–October).
The Tropical Greenhouse is accessible for wheelchair users. An induction loop is available on loan for guided tours during the winter months. During the rest of the year it has to be booked in advance (e-mail to our booking office).
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. They close when the first snow falls and open again 1 May.
Photography in the Linnaean Gardens
Photography and filming for private use
As a private person you are welcome to take photographs outdoors in our gardens and inside in the glasshouses. Please respect other visitors' privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk in the flower beds.
Photography and filming for commercial use
Commercial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography and such is only permitted by written agreement with the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.
For everybody's enjoyment
Please help us to keep our gardens clean and tidy.
- Do not walk in the flower beds or damage the plants.
- Do not pick flowers, leaves, nuts, seeds or twigs.
- You are welcome to taste windfall fruit from the ground, but do not pick fruit that is still on the tree. Never taste a fruit unless you are certain what it is.
- Do not 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 do not touch objects, furniture, or wallpaper in the historic buildings.