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Introduction/Gardens

Carl Linnaeus had a close relationship both with untamed countryside and with gardens.

As a child, he was influenced strongly by the countryside in Småland where he grew up, and by his father's beautiful garden of flowers.

As an adult, he established gardens both at his professor's residence in Uppsala and at his country manor, Hammarby.

Sweden still possesses a strong tradition in caring for gardens, and gardens are often inspired by nature. The Swedish way, creating gardens that combine inspiration from the natural world with modern design and classical Swedish materials, is receiving a lot of international attention.

Gardens throughout Sweden are preparing to celebrate the king of flowers, Linnaeus. Amateur gardeners, towns and municipalities, country houses, allotment holders, flower societies, everyone wants to contribute to an exciting year focusing on gardens. There will be open days, seminars, journeys that follow in the footsteps of Linnaeus, exhibitions, and other exciting events.

Here we draw attention to some large gardens in Sweden. They are located from Skåne in the south to Lapland in the north. They include botanical gardens, country house gardens and museum gardens. Some of these are included in the list of Linnaeus Sites (link).

Many types of garden are represented, everything from classical and modern artistic gardens to cultivated landscapes as they would have been in Linnaeus' days.

These are gardens that have not only an exciting programme of activities, but also the means to receive visitors in a professional manner, with a shop, cafeteria, etc.

They will be working to one comprehensive theme and a common design, and this will make it easier for visitors to discover activities linked to the Linnaeus year.

The following gardens are included.

- Fredriksdal
- Sofiero Castle and Garden
- The Göteborg Botanical Garden
- Läckö Castle
- The Botanical Garden of Visby / The County Museum of Gotland
- Råshult (link 1)
- Råshult (link 2)
- Skansen
- The Bergius Botanic Garden
- Linnaeus' Garden
- Linnaeus Hammarby
- The Botanical Garden of Uppsala
- Wij Gardens
- Ajtte fjäll- och samemuseum ("Attje Mountain and Sami Museum")

Visit their websites and discover how the programme for Linnaeus' anniversary year are progressing.

Meet Linnaues2007
Nordiska Trädgårdar
March 23-26, Stockholmsmässan, Älvsjö
Hall C, Exhibition venue C06:270
www.tradgardsmassan.se

Birgitta Sandström Lagercrantz, National Co-ordinator, Gardens
Tel: +46 8 100 167, e-mail:

Linnéstugan ("Linnaeus' Cottage") at Råshult. Photograph by Lars-Ola