Sunday, October 26, 2014

QotD: "Though this garden would have had a very different aspect in Linnaeus's time, it is too small to have ever been a regular botanical garden" #Uppsala

2014.10.24-IMG_2188"The small enclosure by the house in the lower town, called Linne's house, on the other side of the river, which is here rendered almost stagnant by a series of locks and weirs, is part of the Linneanska Tradgarden, Linnaeus's botanical garden, which the guide-book says may conveniently be visited on the way to Gamla (old) Upsala. Truly it will not take long to inspect these grounds, for the private garden is merely a small oblong pleasure ground behind the house, with a grass-plot surrounded by a double row of cut lime trees. Though this garden would have had a very different aspect in Linnaeus's time, it is too small to have ever been a regular botanical garden."  Through the Fields with Linnæus: A Chapter in Swedish History by Florence Cady (1887), Volume 2, p.155






Some of the weirs on the Fyris River in Uppsala ... they've now built some fish ladders around each of these small dams.


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