The Linnaeus Garden provides visitors and locals a green haven in the city of Uppsala. Sweden’s first botanical garden, the Linnaeus Garden dates back to the 17th century and attracts many visitors each year.
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala Hotel for city-centre accommodation just a short walk away from major attractions. Linnaeus Garden can be reached in just a 15 minute walk from this modern hotel in Uppsala, Sweden.
Visiting Uppsala’s premier botanical garden
At the Linnaeus Garden, visitors can experience a peaceful realm away from the hustle and bustle of Uppsala 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 Linnaeus Garden - all originally cultivated and arranged by Linnaeus himself. The Linnaeus Museum, located within the garden, is also worth a visit. Linnaeus Garden opens its doors from May to September.
The Botanical Garden of which Linnaeus is part of is also home to Uppsala's only rainforest, located in the garden's Tropical Greenhouse. There, visitors are 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, and fig and olive trees. Entry to the park and Orangery is free, but visitors must pay to enter the Tropical Greenhouse.
Visitors to the Botanical Garden can also tour Hammarby, Linnaeus' former summer home and one of Sweden's most pristine 18th-century estates.
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson hotel near Linnaeus Garden
Thanks to its central location, the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala Hotel is ideally situated for visitors hoping to explore the Linnaeus Garden during their stay in the city. Linnaeus Garden is one of Uppsala’s most family-friendly attractions, along with Uppsala Castle and Fyrishov
Stay at the Park Inn by Radisson Uppsala Hotel near Linnaeus Garden.