To crown these achievements, she became both the first woman and the first Swede to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1909, followed in 1914 by her election, as the first woman to the prestigious Swedish Academy.
She was also a businesswoman, a farmer and an active local politician.
The Memorial Estate In her last will and testament Selma Lagerlöf wrote that Mårbacka should be preserved as a memorial estate and be shown to the public. When you accompany our guides around the house you will learn all about the author and Nobel Laureate Selma Lagerlöf.
The exquisite original furniture, fittings and paintings are the perfect setting to create the feeling and atmosphere she was surrounded by. Selma Lagerlöf had the present building constructed in 1921–1923
The Garden Selma Lagerlöf had a keen interest in gardening. Together with horticulturist Ruth Brandberg she created a beautiful garden comprising a wide variety of bushes, shrubs, fruit trees, vegetable and flower plantations. In the present garden we have attempted to re-create Selma Lagerlöf's original ideas.
Take a walk in Selma Lagerlöf´s garden and enjoy all the beautiful flowers, aromatic plants and fruit trees. Here is also the "toddy grove" from the 19th century created by Selma Lagerlöf´s father, Lieutenant Erik Gustaf Lagerlöf.
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