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Linnaeus Garden & Museum (Linnetradgarden)

Svartbacksgatan 27, Uppsala, Sweden
46-18-471 25 76
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Uppsala
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Gardens, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- May 29, 2014
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Bath, United Kingdom
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113 reviews 113 reviews
32 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We went on Linnaeus' 307th birthday (23rd May) and entry to the garden and museum were free that day. I had also been out to Linnaeus' Hammarby residence that day - again everything was free. The museum is well worth a visit and the garden is most interesting - whereas the one at Hammarby is less structured.

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Uppsala, Sweden
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Garden, especially, with its museum and orangerie in central Uppsala is a favourite to me when friends from abraod or other parts of Sweden come visiting. We have lunch in the garden restaurant, we do the guided tour with very scilled botanists as guides and enjoy various events and exhibitions in the Orangerie. Also, there is a good museum shop... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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91 reviews 91 reviews
17 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

This is a must place to visit for all botany and natural history enthusiasts - but not in mid-winter! Also heaven and inspiration for gardenistas of all kinds. Flowerbeds planted in the systematic Linnaeus order; annuals, and perennials separately. The Linnaeus home museum is also highly interesting and charming.

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Marina del Rey, California
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319 reviews 319 reviews
104 attraction reviews
184 helpful votes 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We walked through the gardens first - very beautiful. The museum itself is very interesting because you can learn more about Linnaeus. We also toured his house - which has been restored to its original design.

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Maribel, Wi, Usa
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

As a botanist, visiting the home and workplace of Linnaeus was a great experience. It was fulfilling to see the place where he worked at lived during the time of his greatest contributions to science. The information on his life, work and family that was provided at the museum was very interesting and well done. I recommend this place to... More

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Santa Barbara, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Linnaeus is widely regarded as the father of plant taxonomy and it was fascinating to wander through the exhibits in rooms of his residence (each room is organized chronologically). The garden is basically a kitchen garden of common vegetables and fruits--although it may have been exotic in his time.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Expensive tickets as usual for Sweden and very tired looking garden. I know it's historical and has many examples of flora and fauna, but ...... Could be done so much better.

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Solf, Finland
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Very nice to see that something I would call weeds in my garden can be so beautiful in a garden like this. We would have liked to spend more time in the garden than we had, but if I go back to Uppsala I will try to go here again. Lovely small garden!

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New Jersey
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Loved the extensive gardens - wish we could have visited later in season when more might have been in bloom

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maryland, usa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

Linnaeus is Uppsala's most eminent citizen. He is quite heralded around the city and rightly so. His house has great audio tours, and the English speaking tour was also fantastic. Comparison's Thomas Jefferson's home and garden were somewhat evident in my mind. His garden is spectacular--again, the English tour of it is quite outstanding. Since the town is still dominated... More

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