The Manor House originates back to 1760-61. The middle part facing the lake is the oldest. From 1773 to 1780 Peder Anker made some alterations and additions to the main building in the best European tradition. He made his ballroom with inspiration from Versailles, bought a huge collection of paintings in Rome and created the first English landscape park in Norway. He experimented with rare trees and tried different plants to see if they could manage the climate. He created a model farm with several greenhouses and orangeries with exotic plants from all over the world.
Bogstad presents a variety of exhibitions during the whole year. At the Bogstad Gallery, artist can present their own works.