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The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala (Uppsala University)

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Sweden - Uppsala

Institution Code: UPS

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
The Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala (Uppsala University)
Villavagen 8, S-752 36 UPPSALA, 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
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Jesper Kårehed
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 10
    Educational Staff Number: 2
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
  • Physical Data
  • Total Area: 13 Hectares
    Latitude: 59.8581
    Longitude: 17.6445
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: Linnaeus garden in Uppsala; Linnaeus Hammarby, 15 km. SE of Uppsala near Edeby

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: No
    Arboretum: No
  • 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: 100000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 12000
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 8000
  • Special Collections:Anemone, Betula, Cotoneaster, Hosta, Paeonia, Scandinavian plants, Sorbus, Saintpaulia, PlectranthusSaintpaulia (botanic garden of Uppsala university);

    At Linnés Hammarby several clones introduced by Linnaeus still survive (some "living linnaean types")

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

  • 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