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Uppsala Botanical Garden
Uppsala Botanical Garden (Botaniska Trädgården in Swedish) is just one of many gardens and parks in Uppsala. Uppsala is a University town in the Län county in east-central Sweden and just 38 minutes from Stockholm. Uppsala’s most famous son, Carl Linnaeus, the 18th century botanist lived and worked in Uppsala and no other place in the world shows as many traces of him.
The grandiose Baroque garden at Uppsala Botanical Garden is one of Uppsala’s most popular destinations and has greenery and flowering plants all year round. This is made possible by the enormous Tropiska Växthuset (tropical greenhouse) which houses Uppsala’s only rainforest! You will even find banana trees and coffee bushes there. But if you’re after a Swedish ‘fika’ (traditional Swedish coffee served with a sweet snack) to replenish energy levels after meandering around the Uppsala Botanical Garden, look no further than the cosy Café Victoria within the Uppsala Botanical Garden, which has a summer terrace set amongst the garden’s flora.
The original Uppsala Botanical Garden was closer to the river, but after repeated flooding, King Gustaf III of Sweden kindly donated some land beside the castle to be used as the new home of the Garden in 1787.
Entry to the Uppsala Botanical Garden Park is free and it is open 07:00 to 21:00 in the summer (it closes earlier, at 19:00 from October to April). See the official Uppsala visitor guide, Destination Uppsala, for more information on Uppsala. The post image shows a wild flower shot at Uppsala Botanical Garden in June this year. It was an overcast day and had rained overnight which made for great conditions for shooting. Look out for more posts featuring captures from the garden this week.
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