The manor Olshammarsgården

Verner von Heidenstam's birthplace, the manor Olshammarsgården, was built around 1820 by Carl Rüttersköld, Verner von Heidenstam's grandfather. The wing was also built at that time.

Olshammar is one of the oldest industrial areas of Sweden. There were brickworks here already in the 13th century. The mansion was at that time situated further down into the garden, towards the south.
The brickworks were in operation up until 1922, an epoch of nearly 700 years. Munksjö AB bought Aspa Bruk 1917 and started the construction of a sulphate factory, which is still in operation. Today it is owned by Smurfit Munksjö Aspa Bruk AB.

The twelve apostles

Behind the manor there are "the twelve apostles", twelve huge lindens.
The lindens were planted in the 1820th in the shape of an arbour. From about 1860 the trees were allowed to grow freely. When it was noted that the arbour then consisted of twelve trees, they were named "the twelve apostles". There will always be just twelve. If any tree goes bad, it will be replaced by a new one.