The Linnaeus Garden

Welcome to Sweden's oldest botanic garden and the garden of Olof Rudbeck Sr and Carolus Linnaeus. 

Copy of the statue of Venus that Linnaeus brought to the botanical garden in Uppsala in the 18th century. The Orangery in the background, summer flowers in the foreground.

The Linnaeus Garden – a haven in Uppsala

The Linnaeus Garden was the first botanical garden in Sweden founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder. It is laid out in the French style and was restored following Linnaeus' and Carl Hårleman's design from 1745. Today, approximately 1,000 species are cultivated here. All of them are known to have been cultivated by Linnaeus and are arranged according to his sexual system.

The Linnaeus Garden – a historic gem in central Uppsala

The Linnaeus Garden is an oasis hidden behind a planked fence on Svartbäcksgatan in central Uppsala. The botanic garden, with Carl Linnaeus’ professorial residence, exhibitions, café and shop is open from the beginning of May to the end of September.

The former home of Carl Linnaeus is now the Linnaeus Museum, managed by Uppsala University on behalf of the Swedish Linnaeus Society. The museum is open for pre-booked groups throughout the year.

Getting to the The Linnaeus Garden

The Linnaeus Garden is on Svartbäcksgatan 27, north of the pedestrian street.

The nearest bus stop is ’Skolgatan’, just around the block from The Linnaeus Garden. City bus lines (numbers 2, 5, 13, 14 and 42) stop there, as do regional buses (numbers 110, 111 and 115, for example) also stop at Skolgatan. Buses 110 and 115 also call at Old Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala).

Last modified: 2021-12-03