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 July)

The Botanical Garden:

  • The gates are open 7am–9pm
  • The Tropical Greenhouse is open Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm, Saturday–Sunday 11am–4pm, Thursdays 11am–6pm
  • The Orangery in Linneanum is open Tuesday–Friday 11am–3pm
  • 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
  • The Linnaeus Museum is 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 is 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 are not able to book a ticket to our dayly guided tours, while booking is mandatory to our speicial tours. To these you need to book a place two workdays in advance (bokning@botan.uu.se). Please note that we may need to close buildings with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances. 

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 is open for a restricted number of visitors.  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 is open for a restricted number of visitors. We may need to close the main building with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
  • The Botanical Garden: The Tropical Greenhouse and the Orangery in Linneanum are open for a restricted number of visitors. We may need to close the buildings with short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.

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. Guided tours in The Botanical Garden start at the Tropical Greenhouse Saturdays and Sundays during the summer. Pre-booking is not possible, and we cannot guarantee that all visitors can join a guided tour. Hours for guided tours in The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala.

Cancelled events:

  • Hammarbydagen 10 May. 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, 9 July, 6 August
  • Go with train and bus to Hammarby 14 June, 19 July, 16 August
  • Haymaking at Linnaeus' Hammarby 19 July
  • Country Fair at Hammarby 16 August
  • Hops, Oats and Barley 29 August
  • Food and plant marketG in The Botanical garden 6 September
  • Magnus Uggla, Miss Li and Petter in the Baroque Garden 28 August. Postponed until 2021
  • The Ark in the Baroque Garden 29 August
  • Botans dag 5 September
  • Meadow raking in the cultural reserve 11 October

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!