The Knowledge Garden (Kunskapsparken) is situated at Campus Ultuna, in the shadow of the Uppsala ridge. The area was the destination for one of Linnaeus’s excursions, Herbatio ultunensis. He and his students found the pond to contain varieties of stratiotes, frogbit and the crucian carp fish species. The Knowledge Garden today is a teaching facility for SLU’s (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences) students and an inspiring park, open to all.
Meeting place for people who thirst for knowledge
Researchers, teachers, students and anyone interested in horticulture, environmental conservation and landscape development come together in Kunskapsparken. The park includes unusual crops such as tobacco, soy and grapes, as well as various medicinal plants and herbs, tulips, summer flowers, hedges and plants dating back to Linnaeus.
Education in the spirit of Linnaeus
Linnaeus often gave his classes outdoors in order to be able to see, feel and experience with all the senses. Kunskapsparken aims to work in the spirit of Linnaeus, and be an active and vibrant park that works to convey knowledge beyond its boundaries.