Linnaeus Hammarby

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Coordinates: 59°49′3″N 17°46′35″E / 59.81750°N 17.77639°E / 59.81750; 17.77639

Garden at Linnaeus Hammarby.
Linnaeus Hammarby compound and garden, near Uppsala.

Linnaeus Hammarby (Swedish: Linnés Hammarby) is a historic house museum, and one of three botanical gardens belonging to Uppsala University, located in Sweden. Linnaeus Hammarby is situated about 10 km south-east of Uppsala.

Carl Linnaeus[edit]

Linnaeus Hammarby was the former summer home of Carolus Linnaeus and his family.[1] Carl Linnaeus was a scientist and professor at Uppsala University. In 1758 Linnaeus bought the small estate of Hammarby in order to spend his holidays in a quiet place.


The main house of Linnaeus has two floors, an attic and a cellar under part of the house. The house is constructed of horizontal logs.

Inside the house, the old wallpaper is distinguished, with flower design in dark red, gold and white —and probably was made c. 1880.

There are two other buildings in the compound. The east wing building housed the bakehouse and brewery. The west wing building probably housed the estate's staff and workers.


The Linnaeus' Hammarby is a historic house and gardens museum. In 1935 the museum was declared a historical monument, and is administered by the National Property Board. The estate is currently run by Uppsala University.

Garden at Linnaeus Hammarby.

See also[edit]

  • Botaniska trädgården (Uppsala) — the principal botanical garden of the University of Uppsala.
  • Linnaean Garden — former residence of Linnaeus, now also a botanical garden in Uppsala.
  • Corydalis nobilisfirst described based on seeds sent to Linnaeus from Siberia, and spread throughout Europe from Linnaeus's garden. After his death it self-seeded throughout his garden, becoming a weed.


  1. ^ "University of Uppsala Botanic Garden". Botanic Gardens Conservation International. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 

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