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Linnaeus Garden

27 Svartbäcksgatan
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Linnaeus Garden Uppsala  Sweden
A Day with Linnaeus Uppsala  Sweden
Linnaeus Garden Uppsala  Sweden
A Day with Linnaeus Uppsala  Sweden

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Fri 7am - 7:01am

Linnaeus Garden

It’s a sign of just how revered Carl Linnaeus is in Sweden that for many years many people had a picture of him, and his garden, in their pocket. That's because the botanist, who is famed for creating the two-name system for classifying plants and animals, adorned the 100-krona banknote for many years. It’s easy to visit the garden where he did his research, as the town of Uppsala can be reached in less than 40 minutes by train. The garden was originally laid out in 1655, then redesigned by Linnaeus in 1745. You can also visit his former home, now the Linnaeus Museum. As for the banknotes: In 2017 Linnaeus was replaced by Greta Garbo.

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almost 8 years ago

A Day with Linnaeus

While in Stockholm to attend a conference, I ventured to Uppsala to visit the garden of Sweden's famous naturalist Carl Linnaeus. Although diminutive, the garden is an important reminder of the value of nature and its role in inspiring the seminal work completed by Linnaeus in systematically classifying plants and animals.

Linnaeus was a botanist, naturalist, explorer, writer, and teacher, and his house and garden have been restored to reflect his tenure. The Swedish Linnaean Society provides tours of the house and garden in both Swedish and English, and there is a lovely gift shop and small cafe.