Opening hours during the COVID-19 pandemic

The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala are a part of Uppsala University and follows their social distancing guidelines. Our ambition is to continue to operate as usual. At the same time, we wish to contribute to a slower spreading of infection to facilitate for our healthcare services to help those most in need – people from risk groups, the elderly, and people with underlying health problems.

On this page, you will find information about what we to reduce the risk of spreading of infection. The information about opening hours, limitations of numbers of visitors, and cancelled events may be changed with short notice.

Opening hours (from 1 June)

The Botanical Garden:

  • The gates are open 7am–9pm
  • The Tropical Greenhouse is closed (from 1 April)
  • The Orangery in Linneanum is closed (from 1 April)
  • Café Victoria is open Monday–Friday 10am–5pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am–5pm, closed Midsummer Eve and Midsummer Day (19–20 June)

The Linnaeus Garden with the Linnaeus Museum:

  • Exhibitions, museum shop, and facilities are open Monday-Sunday 11am–5pm, Wednesdays 11am–8pm, closed Midsummer Eve
  • The gates are open until 8pm
  • Linnaeus Museum: from 1 June the Museum will be open daily 11am–5pm, for a restricted number of visitors
  • Café Carl von Linné open same hours as the Garden
  • Please note that there is limited access to shelter from bad weather at Linnaeus' Hammarby

Linnaeus' Hammarby:

  • Exhibitions, museum shop, and buildings are open Tuesday-Sunday 11am–5pm, closed at Midsummer Eve, 19 June
  • The main building: from 1 June open Tuesday-Sunday 11am–5pm, for a restricted number of visitors
  • Café Sara Lisa is open Tuesday–Sunday 11am–5pm, closed at Midsummer Eve, 19 June
  • The gates are open until 8pm
  • Please note that there is limited access to shelter from bad weather at Linnaeus' Hammarby

Cancelled events and limitations in numbers of visitors

We limit the number of visitors and cancel all tours indoors. All of our own events are cancelled, as are many of those arranged by others. We continue to give guided tours outdoors for a limited number of participants. You need to book a place two workdays in advance.

Limits for numbers of visitors in our buildings:

  • The Linnaeus Garden: Limited access to all buildings. We can not guarantee that all buildings are open to visitors.
  • The Linnaeus Museum: The Museum will open for a restricted number of visitors 1 June. The number can change with short notice. We may need to close the museum with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. No guided tours. 
  • Linnaeus' Hammarby: Limited access to the buildings. We cannot guarantee that all buildings are open to visitors. The main building will open for a restricted number of visitors 1 June
  • The Botanical Garden: The Tropical Greenhouse and the Orangery in Linneanum are closed for visitors.

Consequences for guided tours:

  • All guided tours indoors are cancelled.
  • Special tours outdoors take place with a limited number of participants (max. 15). Register through bokning@botan.uu.se, at least two workdays in advance. In Swedish. 
  • Daily guided tours in The Linnaeus Garden and at Linnaeus' Hammarby will be held outdoors. We cannot guarantee that all visitors can join a guided tour.

Cancelled events:

  • Hammarbydagen 10 maj Replaced with a tour of spring blossoms in the park (Swedish). Registration mandatory.
  • A Linnaean Garden Party (The Linnaeus Garden) 16 May .
  • Pelles cykeldag 17 maj. Moved to the autumn.
  • Cikada spring concert 28 May.
  • Korgossarna’s concert 7 June.
  • Consert with KnivstaSune 11 June.
  • Go with train and bus to Hammarby 14 June, 19 July, 16 August.
  • Magnus Uggla, Miss Li and Petter in the Baroque Garden 28 August. Postponed until 2021.

Information about planned tours and cancelled events in our schedule.

Our guidelines for reduction of spreading of infection

  • Stay at home if you have any symptoms of respiratory infection of other illness.
  • Keep a distance of at least two metres from other visitors. Do not enter the building if it is crowded. Try later instead.
  • Avoid touching surfaces
  • Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
  • Follow our staff’s intructions.

Those of you that have visited us before know that our buildings are small and narrow. We will have to be inventive and adaptable to avoid crowding on sunny days and we need your help to stay open. Please be understanding and patient if you have to wait for service or change your plans for the day. If we all pull together, we can keep our distance, stay safe, and stay open. Thank you!