The Linnaeus Garden – a historic gem in central Uppsala

Picture that shows a man walking towards the statue of Venus and the Orangery in The Linnaeus Garden.

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.

The Linnaeus Garden and The Linnaeus Museum: opening hours

The garden and director’s lodge (Linnaeus Museum) are open:

  • May: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
  • June–August: Monday–Sunday 11am–5pm. Closed Midsummer Eve.
  • September: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm

The garden gates close at 8pm

Wintertime in The Linnaeus Museum

In winter the director's lodge is open to pre-booked groups only. Please, contact our booking office for more information.

Guided Tours

In English at 11.30am and 2.30pm.

Guided tours in Swedish at 1.30pm and 3.30pm 

The regular guided tours are included in the entrance fee and cannot be booked in advance.

No guided tours nor audioguides are available during 2021.

Normally the director's lodge is included in the guided tour when available. Audioguide to the museum is normally available in English.

Book a private guided tour

Opening hours Café Carl von Linné in The Linnaeus Garden

The outdoor seating area is closed 2021 and 2022, due to archeological excavations.

Ordinary opening hours (seating area within the garden)

  • May: Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm
  • June–August: Monday–Sunday 11am–5pm

The Linnaeus Garden: admission prices

During normal opening hours:

  • Adults 100 SEK 
  • 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 may apply for special exhibitions and events.

After 5 pm: free entry (all buildings are closed).

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala: annual pass

The annual card of the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala gives free entry to the Tropical Greenhouse, Linnaeus Garden and Linnaeus’ Hammarby. It also give you a 50% discount on special tours. 

The annual pass is valid for one calendar year and is on sale in our museum shops or at the Garden Office in The Botanical Garden (weekday daytime).

An annual pass costs 200 kr.

The annual pass 2021 is valid until the end of 2022.

Getting to the The Linnaeus Garden

The Linnaeus Garden is on Svartbäcksgatan, 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 . Buses 110 and 115 also call at Old Uppsala (Gamla Uppsala).

Accessibility at The Linnaeus Garden and Museum

There is a toilet suitable for wheelchair users in the orangery.

The garden and orangery are accessible to wheelchair users.

The ground floor of The Linnaeus Museum is accessible to wheelchair users. The threshold att the entrance is high – please contact the museum staff for assistance. The first floor of the building is not accessible for wheelchair users. However, it is possible to make a virtual tour of the museum and garden by Google Maps. The link does not work in all web browsers.

An induction loop is available on loan for guided tours. There is also an audio guide to the Linnaeus Museum.

There is no parking at the garden but it is possible to drop off 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 glasshouses. Please respect other visitor's privacy and do not damage the plants or plantations. You are not permitted to put up screens or to stand or walk on the flower beds.

Photography and filming for commercial use

Commersial wedding photography, portrait photography, fashion photography et cetera, is only permitted with written agreement from the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.

If you intend to use our facilities for 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.

  • 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 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.
Last modified: 2021-09-14