Plants of The Linnaeus Garden
In the Linnaeus Garden we only grow plants that we know were grown by Linnaeus.
The plants are arranged according to Linnaeus’ sketches. The organisation of the garden reflects his Sexual System, the distinction between spring and autumn flowering plants, and different aquatic ecosystems.
No Bleeding Heart in Linnaeus's Garden
Carl Linnaeus really wanted to grow bleeding heart (Dicentra spectabilis) in the botanic garden. But from the seeds that he had received by letter from Russia grew Siberian corydalis (Corydalis nobilis).
Tulipa sylvestris – Wild Tulip
The wild tulip is a botanical heritage from the time of Olof Rudbeck the elder. It has a lovely fragrance and blooms almost every year both in the Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus’ Hammarby.
The Jonsboda Lime
Carl Linnaeus’ father Nils Ingemarsson grew up in Jonsboda in Vittary parish in Småland. While a seminary student in Växjö he took the name Linnaeus after a lime (linden) tree that grew in a ”stone heap” on his father’s farm.