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Linnaeus Garden

27 Svartbaecksgatan, Uppsala 753 32, Sweden
+46 18 471 28 38
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A nice small museum

One of the nice places to visit in Uppsala in the summer is the Linnaeus museum and garden. Use the... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Take the Free Tour!

The story of Carl Linnaeus is really cool! We took the tour in English, which was about an hour... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2017
Bill S
Zurich, Switzerland
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The Linnaeus Garden was the first botanical garden in Sweden founded in 1655 by Olof Rudbeck the elder. It is laid out in the French Style and restored following Linnaeus' and Carl Harleman's design from 1745. Today approximately 1300 species are grown here. All known to have been cultivated by Linnaeus and arranged according to his own system.
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“audio guide” (4 reviews)
“house tour” (2 reviews)
27 Svartbaecksgatan, Uppsala 753 32, Sweden
+46 18 471 28 38

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Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

One of the nice places to visit in Uppsala in the summer is the Linnaeus museum and garden. Use the audio guide to walk through his house and then take a stroll around the garden, which is exclusively plans from the time Linnaeus ran the...More

Thank MrPhileasF
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The story of Carl Linnaeus is really cool! We took the tour in English, which was about an hour and gave a personal picture of Linnaeus's life, passions and successes. We were given an in depth look at 18th century Sweden. The gardens are interesting...More

Thank Bill S
Reviewed 12 August 2017

This is not a huge garden, but very interesting if you are into plants and biology for its historic value.

Thank VicBCTraveller
Reviewed 7 August 2017

If you have even a casual interest in gardening/horticulture, you would do well to learn about Carl Linneaus, to whom you owe quite a lot, including the fact that your local garden center helpfully divides the "perennials" from the "annuals." In addition to the educational...More

Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 3 August 2017

It's a nice garden overall with plenty of plants. In the price of the ticket you can visit Linnaeus' Hammarby. we didn't manage to do it yet. Interesting museum which tell you the story of the scientist. Definitely must see for the garden lovers.

Thank Lucyna M
Reviewed 25 July 2017

We had a rather disappointing trip to this garden. We are also to be blamed for this as we only reached this garden closer to 4.30pm. they were closing at 5pm. We enquired if we can visit the garden withouit visiting the musuem and the...More

Thank Travelfather59
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Personally I enjoyed very much to just stroll around in the garden and to recognise a lot of flowers and plants that I see very often during my walks during spring and summer in Linköping, Sweden. The museum was also very informative to see how...More

1  Thank Göran E
Reviewed 6 July 2017

When most everything was closed for Midsummer weekend, this garden and house was open and offered a lovely meander while learning about the Linneaeus classification system. The house gave comprehensive information about the man and his family with the aid of a wearable audio system....More

2  Thank Michaela W
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The museum has an audioguide in English that is quite good. It explains the features in each of the rooms. After reading about the house in a tour book I anticipated seeing his insect collection, but it's not there. I asked about it and was...More

2  Thank Gay O
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

Marvellous house and garden outlining the life,work and achievements of Linnaeus. Unusual plants and wonderful atmosphere. Having read the reviews both house and garden by far exceeded my expectations. Excellent!

2  Thank John T
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