Linnaeus Garden, Uppsala

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Garden · Historic Site
The Linnaean Garden or Linnaeus' Garden (Swedish: Linnéträdgården) is the oldest of the botanical gardens belonging to Uppsala University in Sweden. It has been restored and is kept as an 18th-century botanical garden, according to the specifications of Carl Linnaeus.

The garden was originally planned and planted by Olaus Rudbeck, professor of medicine, in 1655. Rudbeck also built the house adjacent to the garden. At the end of the 17th century it had about 1,800 different species, but was damaged in the Uppsala city fire 1702. Linnaeus became responsible for the garden in 1741 and had it rearranged according to his own ideas, documented in his work Hortus Upsaliensis (1748).

After the gardens of Uppsala Castle had been donated to the university by King Gustav III to serve as a new botanical garden, the old one was left to decay. It was bought by the Swedish Linnaean Society in 1917 and restored according to the detailed description in the Hortus Upsaliensis. The garden was later taken over by the university, while the Linnaean Museum in the house in which Linnaeus had his home is still run by the Society. It is now one of two satellite gardens of the larger University of Uppsala Botanic Garden near Uppsala Castle. The second satellite is Linnaeus Hammarby, the former summer home of Linnaeus and his family.
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  • I arrived late in the afternoon. The museum was closed because of the current situation but I enjoyed a wonderful hour at the exhibition in the Orangarie with good information in both Swedish and...  more »
  • The house we visited was a painter's house, not only him but his wife as well. The steps are a little awkward going up and down. The upstairs is not even, so watch your step, other than that it was a....  more »
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  • A wonderful place to visit in Uppsala city, Sweden. We have had a guided tour to the garden and to the old building as well, where you will discover great stories about "Anders Celsius" the man behind the "Celsius" temperature scale of today. Indeed, it was everlasting moment.
  • A wonderful collection of beautiful plants and the history behind the science as well.
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