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I was invited to a wedding at Linnéträdgården but between mingling and the ceremony, I saw a little bit of the garden.

Linnéträdgården is a replica of what Carl von Linné's garden looked like in the 18th century. In the main building I saw some information about the works done by Linné and other botanists such as Olof Rudbeck Sr and Jr and the history of the garden. There's also pictures, some of Linnés writings and some guidebooks that you can borrow to make the visit more educational.

In the premises, there's a small house where Linné used to live, and today is a museum run by the the Swedish Linnaeus Society.

Who was Carl von Linné? He was a professor in botany and medicine at Uppsala University between 1741 and 1778, and he's known as the father of modern taxomony.

Practical information: as of the link below, the entrance fees are 60 SEK for an adult and free for children up to 16 years of age. The garden is open between May and September, Tuesdays to Sundays between 11am and 5pm, but some parts are open until 8pm.

Address: Svartbäcksgatan 27
Directions: Short walk from Stora Torget, otherwise the busses 1, 5, 14, 17, 22, 110, 111 and 115 stop here or close. There's also a special bus called Linnébussen that goes between May and Sept.
Website: http://www.linnaeus.uu.se

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated May 10, 2010
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