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“Musing in Linnaeus footsteps” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Linnaeus Garden

Linnaeus Garden
Ranked #5 of 45 things to do in Uppsala
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Owner description: 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.
Helsinki, Finland
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Musing in Linnaeus footsteps”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2013
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Marina del Rey, California
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“Really Interesting Museum”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited July 2013
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Maribel, Wi, Usa
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“Highlight of my visit to Uppsala”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 any scientist, or person interested in the local history.

Visited August 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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“Great place to learn botanical history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited October 2012
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UK
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“Tired”
2 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited September 2012
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