01 May, 11:00–17:00
Gardens open for the season
Meet spring in the Linnaean Gardens of Uppsala. Enjoy the seasonal flowers, explore Carl Linnaeus' homes in town and in the country and have a "fika" or lunch in the garden cafés.
16 May, 18:30–20:00
Hagströmska gymnasiet's fashion show
The students show their own fashion collections.
19 May, 11:00–17:00
A Linnaean Garden Party
Time travel to the 18th century, hear the rustle of silk skirts, see silver shoe buckles glisten, and sample artisan foods. Find rare plants and seeds for your garden and pick up advice on how to grow them. Learn more about Linnaeus. Meet scientists, experiment, and learn more about Linnaean science. Guided tour in English at 11.30 and 14.30.
Pelle Svanslös' Bicycle Day
Learn how to ride your bike safely with Uppsala's most famous cat, Pelle Svanslös (Peter-No-Tail). Children who complete Pelle's road sense track get hot dogs. Free of charge! (In Swedish)
02 June, 20:00
Uppsala’s museums open their doors for a joint evening special event. In Gustavianum, student guides create exciting encounters with the past. Guided tours in Swedish and English every hour on the hour.
2 June, 20.00 – 00.00
22 July, 10:00–16:00
Haymaking at Hammarby
Learn how to use a scythe and a rake. Listen to music and stories as you work. Buy old varieties of vegetables from the garden.
16 August, 18:00 – 18 August, 21:00
Victoria in blossom
An opportunity to see the flower of the giant water lily, Victoria amazonica, and the pithaya in blossom. They open out at dusk, but not every night. Updates (in Swedish) on Facebook.
19 August, 11:00–17:00
Harvest Fair at Hammarby
Harvest and fair at Carl Linnaeus' country estate. Trade stands with skins, craft, cheese, bread and vegetables from local producers. Try your hand at rye harvesting. The children can try on 18th century clothes and play old fashioned games.
01 September, 11:00–16:00
Hops, Oats and Barley
It is harvest time at Carl Linnaeus' country estate! We harvest hops, oats and barley in the restored farmland surrounding Linnaeus' country house. Learn about old varieties of hops, and beer brewing. Gather hops to put in a sleeping pouch - a traditional remedy for better sleep. Tie a nek of oats and bring it home.
02 September, 11:00–16:00
Botanical Garden Day
Garden fair with trade stands, experts, vegetable shows and a multitude of Geraniums on display.
08 September, 11:00–21:00
The Culture Night in the Linnaeus Garden
Try your hand at origami, learn about kimonos and witness a Japanese tea ceremony in Linnaeus' orangery. Listen to classical music and enjoy a choir singing. Visit Carl Linnaeus' home. As darkness falls, the garden will be Illuminated by candles. Enjoy a magical stroll among the flowers of autumn.
08 September, 12:00–21:00
The Culture Night in The Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden provides an ambient setting for moving meditation, Japanese martial arts, classical music, and a traditional fire show. Watch ceremonial archery on the lawn of the Baroque Garden. Explore the Tropical Greenhouse and hear the frogs sing. If you are lucky, the giant water lily will show you its flower.
22 September, 11:00 – 23 September, 17:00
Did you know that over 200 varieties of apples are grown in Sweden? Get to know a good quarter of them at the apple exhibition att Linnaeus' Hammarby. Find out which apples you have in your garden. There will be a professional juicer if you want to bring your own apples and make "äppelmust" (not to be confused with "julmust").
29 September, 11:00 – 30 September, 17:00
End of season at The Linnaeus Family
Your last opportunity to see Carl Linnaeus' country estate before it closes for winter. Visit Linnaeus' home and workplace and enjoy the last flowers in the reconstructed 18th century garden.
14 October, 10:00–13:00
Harvest at Linnaeus' Hammarby
Come and volunteer att Linnaeus' Hammarby! It is time to harvest the last vegetables and to prepare the forest meadows for winter by raking them and collecting and burning branches. Work side by side with experts on agrarian history and learn about 18th century farming. All helpers will be rewarded with hot dogs and soft drinks.
02 December, 12:00–16:00
Swedes survive winter by snuggling up somewhere warm for a "fika". We set up a temporary café in the Tropical Greenhouse on the first Sunday of Advent so you can combine "fika" with a healthy dose of chlorophyll.
01 January, 12:00–15:00
A New Year at the Tropical Greenhouse
Forget winter for a while in the green, light and warm environment of the Tropical Greenhouse. Take a stroll through the rainforest or charge your batteries by the banana tree and meditate to the song of frogs.