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In English


A university garden has existed in Lund since 1690 and was earlier located on the present site of the university building. According to eyewitnesses it was neglected, overgrown, vandalized and a swampy refuge for the town´s free-roaming swine.

In 1746, Carl Hårleman´s plan for a new botanical garden with an orangery was approved. Eric Lidbeck acted as administrator but became most well known for planting 50 000 mulberry trees and for production of Swedish silk.

This botanical garden was in operation for 110 years. By then the university had expanded and the orangery doubled as a lecture hall for anatomy as well as a student prison. When the university presented plans for a chemistry laboratory in the same building it was apparent that the botanical garden must be moved to its present lacation in the ”Tornalyckan” section of Lund, Which at the time was on the outskirts of the town.

This time it was J. G. Agardh who designed the garden and greenhouse. According to records, by 1868 over 6 000 different species of plants were already being raised.

Today there are over 7 000 species grown on 8 hectares (20 acres) in the middle of Lund. The garden runs a diversified operation within the areas of botany, gardening and ecology, not only for education and research but also for schools, the public, the public sector and others.

In 1974 Lund´s Botanical Garden was named a historical landmark which shall ”thereafter enjoy special suitable care”.

Opening hours

The Botanical Garden is open for visitors:


September 16 - May 14 at 6.00 - 20.00

May 15 - September 15 at 6.00 - 21.30

The Tropical Greenhouses are open for visitors

Monday - Sunday at 11.00 - 15.00

Free admission to the Botanical Garden and the greenhouses.


The Botanical Garden is located in the easter part of the centre of Lund.

The adress is:

Östra Vallgatan 20

223 61 Lund

See a map where the Botanical Gardens are. Opens in a new window/tab.


The closest bus stop is called "Sölvegatan". Bus number 1 goes there from Lund central station.

You can search for public transportation such as buses and trains on the web page of the region of Scania. Opens in a new window/tab.

Contact us


+46 46-222 73 20

Telephone hours are week days between 08:00-12:00, 13:00-15:00.


botan [at] botan [dot] lu [dot] se

Opening hours

The Botanical Garden is open for visitors:

September 16 - May 14 at 06:00 - 20:00

May 15 - September 15 at 06:00 - 21:30

The Tropical Greenhouses are open for visitors:

Monday - Sunday at 11:00 - 15:00

Free entrance