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 are open from the beginning of May to the end of September.
In the former home of Carl Linnaeus is the Linnaeus Museum, run by Uppsala University, on behalf of the Swedish Linnaeus Society. The Museum is open for pre-booked groups throughout the year.
Linnaeus Garden: opening hours
The Garden and Professor’s Residence (Linnaeus Museum) have the same public opening hours.
May: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
June–August: Monday–Sunday 11am–5pm. Closed Midsummer Eve.
September: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
The gates to the Garden close at 20.00 (8 pm)
In English every opened day at 11.30am and 2.30pm.
Guided tours in Swedish at 1.30pm and 3.30pm
The daily guided tours are included in the entrance fee and can not be booked in advance.
The Director's Lodge is included when available. Audioguide to the Museum is available in English.
The Linnaeus Garden: admission prices
During normal opening hours:
- Adults 100 SEK (from May 2020)
- Senior citizens 65+ 80 SEK
- Students 80 SEK (Students at Uppsala University free of charge)
- Children (ages 0-17) free of charge
The admission price includes entry to the Linnaeus Museum. Different admission prices can be charged for special exhibitions and events.
After 17.00 (5 pm) : free entry (applies only to the Garden).
A valid full prize entry ticket for Linnaeus’ Hammarby gives free entry.
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 the The Linnaeus Garden
The Linnaeus Garden is on Svartbäcksgatan, north of the pedestrianised part of the street.
There are no bus stops alongside the Garden. City buses (numbers 2, 5, 13, 14 and 42) all call at the bus stop called ’Skolgatan’, which is a short walk from the Garden. Regional buses (numbers 110, 111 and 115, for example) also stop at ’Skolgatan’. Buses 110 and 115 to Old Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala) depart from stop ’Skolgatan’.
There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users in the Orangery.
The Garden and Orangery are accessible for wheelchair users.
The Professor’s Residence (now the Linnaeus Museum) is not accessible for wheelchair users. However, a virtual tour of the Museum and Garden is possible using Google maps. The link does not work in all web browsers.
An induction loop is available to borrow in connection with guided tours. There is also an audio guide to the Linnaeus Museum available to borrow.
There is no parking at the Garden but it is possible to drop off car passengers at the entrance (Svartbäcksgatan 27).
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.
Photography in Linnaeus’ homes
Photography in the house at Linnaeus’ Hammarby is not allowed without a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
In the Professor’s Residence in the Linnaeus Museum (in The Linnaeus Garden) photography without a tripod and without the use of flash is permitted. For all commercial photography, a permit from the Swedish Linnaeus Society is required.
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.