Linnaeus’ Garden in Uppsala University
Although I lived and studied in Uppsala for some time, one place I always seemed to miss was the Linnaean Garden (Linnéträdgården). The place is like a small walled oasis in the city and is named after Carl Linnaeus one of the most widely known professors from the university’s long history. Well today I finally went through the gate in the wall to explore this small but historically important botanical garden.
The garden history goes further back than Linnaeus, started by one professor a century earlier on land donated from another professor’s estate. It was actually abandoned when the gardens of Uppsala Castle were donated to the university and became their new botanic gardens. The Linnaean Garden was restored about a century ago to Linnaeus’ design that is also featured on the 100 Swedish Krona banknote.