As part of a semester-long development of a design proposal for a botanic garden and conservatory, I did an analysis of the Uppsala Botanic Garden, at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. This botanic garden was first used by Carl Linnaeus in the 18th century as he developed his famous plant classification system, Systema Naturae based on the sexual reproduction of flowering plants. The garden design is based on traditional French parterres, each one devoted to one of the various types of plant reproduction. A series of conceptual models based on the plant-to-patron relationships in the garden were developed, as well as a large-scale reproduction of Linnaeus’ taxonomic system, highlighting the different reproductive possibilities of flowering plants.
UTSOA, Fall 2011
Model photos by Ben Ruggiero.