The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala (Uppsala University)

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Sweden - Uppsala

Institution Code: UPS

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

The Baroque garden with Linneanum, which houses the Orangery.
The Baroque garden with Linneanum, which houses the Orangery.

About the The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala (Uppsala University)

The Uppsala University Botanical Garden is the oldest botanical garden in Sweden and was founded 1655. It attained worldwide fame in the days of Olof Rudbeck and Carl Linnaeus. The old garden is today known as the Linnaeus Garden. The modern botanical graden is situated by Uppsala Castle and house more than 7,000 plant taxa. Linnaeus' Hammarby preserves an authentic 18th century milieu which few other Swedish manor-houses do.

Main Address:
The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala (Uppsala University)
Villavagen 8
SE-752 36 Sweden

Telephone: +46 (0)18 471 2838
Fax: +46 (0)18 471 2830
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mats Block
    Curator's Name: Jesper Kårehed, Annika Vinnersten, Per Erixon
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jesper Kårehed, Tomas Zicha
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 11

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Date founded: 1655
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 59.8581
    Longitude: 17.6445
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Linnaeus Garden, in central Uppsala; Linnaeus' Hammarby, 15 km. SE of Uppsala near Edeby.
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Uppsala linneanska trädgårdar
  • Local Address:
  • Locality: City:
  • Locality: State:

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: Yes
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 250000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 10000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 6000
  • Special Collections:Anemone, Betula, Cotoneaster, Hosta, Paeonia, Scandinavian plants, Sorbus, Plectranthus, Saintpaulia.

    At Linnaeus' Hammarby several clones introduced by Linnaeus still survive (some "living linnaean types")
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Horticulture: Yes
    Pollination Biology: Yes
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes