14th century


The Brunstorp Garden was purchased by Bishop Markusson of Linköping in the 14th century. In the 16th century, the farm passed into state ownership, and in the early 17th century, it became privately owned. Some owners in the 18th century were associated with the gunpowder industry. In 1953, the then-town of Huskvarna acquired the farm to include it in a planned recreational area. In 1972, the Huskvarna Mountains Nature Reserve was established, in which Brunstorp is included.

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On the southern wing's stone base, there is a stone slab from 1688 with the initials H A W. S K D. They represent Håkan Andersson Wettersten and Sara Knutsdotter Dreffling.
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Wedding at Brunstorp Farm in August 1926 between Iris Linnér and Axel Pettersson. The bride's sister, Annie Engdahl, leased the farm.

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In the 1950s and 60s, interest in fruit trees in home gardens decreased. To preserve the variety of fruit tree material that was at risk of disappearing, the idea of a so-called fruit tree bank was conceived. When the use of the Brunstorp area was discussed in the mid-1970s, these ideas started to take shape. The planting of trees began in the spring of 1979, using materials that could be obtained from nurseries. Old local varieties from Småland, eastern Västergötland, and Östergötland were sought out through appeals in radio and newspapers, and scion wood was collected. These were then grafted onto the well-known and hardy rootstock A2. Local varieties that are still found today are given a place at Brunstorp. Currently, there are approximately 130 apple varieties, 30 pear varieties, and around 20 cherry and plum varieties at Brunstorp. Out of these, 53 varieties are known as mandate varieties.

Ornamental plants

At Brunstorp, one can also get an idea of various ornamental plants, primarily a wide range of perennials, peonies, and ornamental grasses.

The pond

A number of flower beds have been completed around the large pond at Brunstorp. In 2001, garden designer Peter Gaunitz was commissioned to propose suitable species combinations. In the pond, a pair of grass carp coexist with goldfish, water salamanders, and various aquatic insects.

Plant donations

Kurt Grimlund, from Huskvarna, donated his plant collection to the Huskvarna Gardening Society. Around 500 species and varieties from this plant collection have been planted at Brunstorp. Rock garden plants of high botanical value were donated by Kjell von Scheele from Huskvarna. The Adolfsson family in Tenhult has donated several different perennials, primarily Primulas, to Brunstorp. Through these donations, Brunstorp can showcase botanical material that is not found in many other places in Sweden.


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There is also a herb garden in the courtyard, with a large number of herb plants.