History

The main building of the Bergius Foundation was built in 1936, based on designs by architect Erik Fant (1889-1954). It was built with a grant from the Wallenberg Foundation to make room for the foundation’s collections, which had been stored in the residence of the “Professor Bergianus” for 150 years. Erik Fant is also known for designing the main entrance to Skansen.

What is here today

The building is now used as offices for employees at the botanical garden.

Fun facts

A collection of pressed plants from the 18th century, with sheets by many famous botanists, such as Carl Linnaeus, Olof Swartz and director of the East India Company Michael Grubb, is now available in digital form and can be seen on the Bergius Botanic Garden website.

More information on the collection of pressed plants: www.bergianska.se