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.
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.
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.
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.
Photography in Linnaeus’ homes
Photography in the house at Linnaeus’ Hammarby is not allowed without a permit from Uppsala University Art Collections.
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 Uppsala University Art Collections.
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.