History of the garden

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The history of the Bergius Botanic Garden

The Bergius Botanical Garden has its origin in the garden called Bergielund, which was laid out in the 18th century by two brothers, Bengt and Peter Jonas Bergius, between the present Karlbergsvägen and Vasaparken in Stockholm.

The garden in the 18th century

After the brothers' death the property was donated to the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences and the Bergius Foundation was established. According to the will, a director was appointed in the capacity of professor. Olof Swartz became the first Professor Bergianus. At his side was a leaseholder in charge of maintenance and the sale of plants.

Contact information

Postal address:
Stockholm University
Bergius Botanic Garden
SE-10691 Stockholm, Sweden

Information telephone:
+46 - (0)8 - 16 35 00