Bogstad Manor In Norway
Bogstad Manor is a protected cultural monument and one of the few country estates in Norway. The history of the estate dates back to 1649, while Norway was still Catholic the land was rented out to tenant farmers by Hovedøya Monastery. After the reformatin in 1536 it was confiscated by the Crown. It was then in 1649 that the Danish-Norwegian King Fredrik III sold Bogstad and number of other farms to Morten Lauritzen. This land provided great timber for sawmills which was rapidly expanding in the 17th century.
The Manor remained in the same family from 1649 until it was left to the Bogstad Foundation in 1955, administered under the Norwegian Folk Museum. The museum has left the estate authentic to the original time period, leaving a monument that shows layers of layers of history.
Peder Anker, became the first Norwegian Prime Minister in Stockholm in 1814 during the union with Sweden (1814-1905). From 1773 to 1780 Peder Anker made some alterations and additions to Bogstad Manor’s main building. He designed the ballroom with inspiration from Versailles, bought a huge collection of paintings in Rome and created the first English landscape park in Norway.
Bogstad Manor is open to the public throughout the year, as well as guided tours of the main buildings are offered from May-September. Bogstad Manor also has copies of artifacts for sale in the museum shop that relate to the history and tradition at Bogstad manor. The museum shop sells glass, pewter and porcelain.
The gardens at Bogstad are sensational to see. The baroque garden was established in the first part of the 18th century. The English style park was created by Peder Anker around 1780 and has canals and ponds for carp and ducks. Peder Anker introduced more than 400 rare trees and plants from abroad. This park became a model for number of parks in Norway.
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