Houghton Outdoor Sculpture

In recent years, the 18th century planting scheme of formal hedges and avenues has been restored on the West side of the house, and there is now an impressive collection of contemporary sculpture by world renowned artists, displayed in the gardens and grounds, many created specially for Houghton. The first to be commissioned, in 2000, was a ‘Skyspace’ by the American artist James Turrell. Since then sculptures by Richard Long, Anya Gallaccio, Stephen Cox, Jeppe Hein, Rachel Whiteread and Phillip King have been added.

‘My hope is that in time Houghton will become a ‘must-see’ destination for those interested in contemporary art and sculpture.’ Lord Cholmondeley.