Råshult in Småland is where world-renowned botanist Carl Linnaeus was born and grew up.
Linnaeus would have seen his father Nils plant and work the original 18th century pleasure, hops, herb, vegetable gardens and damson grove that nestle here among meadows, pastures and forest. Young Carl would have played and cultivated his interest in botany here and on his last visit in 1749 he wrote of how much he missed his childhood home.
The farm buildings dotting the landscape here are faithful recreations of the originals and combine to give you an accurate impression of an 18th century working farm.
You should not miss the superb guided tours here. On one them you can even dine with the great man at Linnéstugan, while he entertains you and your fellow guest with stories from his life.
If you are a Linnaeus buff Råshult will help you know him better. If you’re not, but want to get to known him, there is no better introduction than Råshult.
Råshult also has a café, shop and a cultural reserve and is open from 1st May to 13th September.