Linnaeus GardenThe Linnaeus Garden
provides visitors and locals a green haven in the city of Uppsala. This is Sweden’s first botanical garden and dates back to the 17th century, attracting many visitors each year. It is open from May to September, meaning you can enjoy a spot of sunshine as you step along the lush pathways.
Visiting the botanical garden
At the Linnaeus Garden, you can experience a peaceful realm away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. Founded in 1655 by Swedish scientist Olof Rudbeck the elder, the garden was later restored by Carl Linnaeus and Carl Harleman in 1745. Around 1,300 plant species can be found throughout the grounds, all originally cultivated and arranged by Linnaeus himself. The museum located within the grounds is also worth a visit.
This botanical gem is also home to the city’s only rainforest, located in the garden's tropical greenhouse, where you’ll be treated to a vibrant collection of exotic flora, including banana trees and coffee bushes. Also fascinating is the Orangery, a grand 18th-century house filled with various cacti, fig and olive trees. Entry to the park and Orangery is free on some days, but you must pay to enter the tropical greenhouse.
If you are interested in plant life, you can also tour Hammarby, Linnaeus' former summer home and one of Sweden's most pristine 18th-century estates. This estate lies outside the city and hosts many events at its manor house–like setting.
Thanks to its central location, Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala
is ideally situated if you are hoping to explore the Linnaeus Garden during your stay in the city. It is just a short 15-minute walk from the hotel, meaning you can come for a stroll after a day at work or sightseeing. These gardens are one of the city’s most family-friendly attractions, along with Uppsala Castle and Fyrishov