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03/08/2015

Postcards #3: Uppsala University's Botanical Garden



The oldest Botanical Garden in Sweden, it was laid out as a royal garden in the mid-17th century and in 1787 donated  to Uppsala University by Gustav III. 






My first ever photo of Wollemia nobilis:

































For the beginning of our vacation, we unfortunately had a tight schedule, with almost 3,000 km to drive in five days. This time we didn't visit Stockholm, for example, and in Uppsala there would have been so much more to see...

The historic quarter, to the west of the river Fyris, is really beautiful, with many interesting buildings and much greenery, lots of flowers and big, old trees.

However, what really made us fall in love with Sweden were its inhabitants, always cheerful and kind and ready to help a traveller.









I'm participating, of course, in








Next: Linnaeus Garden


28 comments:

  1. just beautiful. Sweden is a place I would love to visit.

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    1. I hope you will be able to visit Sweden... Do come to Finland too! :)

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  2. It seems to me that, the Memorial Trees whisper stories from old eras to whom are able to hear!
    Beautiful images from old Botanic Garden ♥

    Thank you Sara :))

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    1. What a beautiful thought, dear Nurdan! ♥
      I think you are right...

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  3. I love the beautiful wollemia! What a beautiful garden to visit, the photos are lovely. Happy Monday and a great new week ahead!

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    1. Thank you, Eileen!
      I liked especially the Orangery, with its Mediterranean plants and cacti... and the wollemia. Outside the building (in the summer) there are also laurels planted by Carl Linnaeus himself. They are said to be among the oldest potted plants in the world; he bought them more than 250 years ago from Holland. :)
      Have a lovely new week!

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  4. I liked this park with fountain and trees shaped in cone, are they tujas? Have a great tour, Sara!

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    1. Thank you, Nadezda!
      The pyramids should be common spruce (Picea abies). Oh no, I forgot to take close-ups of them!

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  5. Jep, ruotsalaiset ovat ystävällisiä meille suomalaisille. Usein hävettää meidän monien suomalaisten asenne ruotsalaisia kohtaan.

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    1. Kyllä, monessa asiassa voitaisiin oppia ruotsalaisilta! :)

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  6. Wow! How gorgeous. We went to a small butterfly garden yesterday and it was neat to see how it was planned but growing up all over on it's own. Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane

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    1. The butterfly garden sounds lovely, Diane!
      Happy Mosaic Monday! Coming to visit you very soon...

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  7. Uppsala was one of my favourite places during my 2010 Scandinavia trip. I enjoyed reliving my trip through your beautiful postcards/photos.

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    1. How wonderful that you have visited Uppsala, Margie!
      Did you already have a blog in 2010? Did you post any photos? :)

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  8. Your trip sounds so great. Wish you could have had more time to visit the places you missed. Great photos. Thanks for sharing your trip with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

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    1. Yes, there would have been so much more to see! Such beautiful places!
      There will be still one more post about Uppsala and then we proceed towards the south. :)
      Have a blessed new week!

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  9. Such a beautiful garden! The hedges are so green and bihj. Sweden sounds like a wonderful place to visit.--I hope to se eit one day!

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    1. I hope you will! I'm certain you would love it! :)

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  10. The botanical gardens are quite formal aren't they? Mostly shaped greens and the fabulous Wollemia nobilis. I saw one of these in the greenhouse of our Royal Botanical gardens and our group was fascinated by it.
    It's nice that you were able to get away for a vacation and can now share it with us - armchair travel certainly has its merits. :-)
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Sara.

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    1. I seem to have taken lots of photos of baroque gardens and topiary. They look wonderful and are so very different from the things we can see here where I live...
      See you soon, Judith!

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  11. Glad you had a great time! The garden is beautiful isn't it, so many wonderful plants!! I look forward to seeing the Linneaus garden! xx

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    1. And the Linnaeus garden will not be the last one I photographed... ;)
      Have a lovely day, Amy! xx

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  12. Suurenmoisen kaunis tuo Botanical Gardenin rakennus Uppsalassa ekassa kuvassi. Ihastuin :)

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    1. Se on siltä vanhalta hyvältä ajalta, jolloin rakennukset suunniteltiin kauniiksi... ainakin minun mielestäni. :)
      Harmittaa miten monta hyvää kuvakulmaa jäi ikuistamatta.

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  13. Ciao!! Bellissimo giardino e stupende foto!!

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  14. What a beautiful spot to stop and enjoy the plants and flowers....

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