At Scampston

Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house stately home in North Yorkshire. The award winning Walled Garden is a must see and is open to the public from April to October. The William Richardson Conservatory, built in 1894, and the adjacent bothies behind the range of glasshouses, have been brought back to life with a new focus thanks to the help of a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Cascade Circuit Walk provides visitors with the opportunity to visit the traditional gardens around the house including the Rock Garden, the Woodland Garden and the Lancelot 'Capability' Brown Parkland.

The Walled Garden
Set within the 18th century walls of the original kitchen garden for Scampston Hall the Walled Garden has an exciting and unashamedly modern feel to it and complements the adjacent 18th century ‘Capability’ Brown park.
Scampston Hall
Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house stately home in North Yorkshire.
The Conservatory
Built in 1894, The William Richardson conservatory and the adjacent bothies have been brought back to life with a new focus thanks to the help of a major grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund
Parkland
Scampston Hall looks over one of the finest parks in North Yorkshire. The park evolved throughout the 18th Century, culminating in a design by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 1782.
WHAT'S ON AT SCAMPSTON
Fri 14 Apr 2017 - Sun 18 Jun 2017
Black and white photographs of rural Ryedale by Lucy Saggers
Thu 01 Jun 2017
Guided by Madeleine Wuidart, learn take things a little more slowly and learn to appreciate the world around you.
Sun 04 Jun 2017
Our bi-annual plant fair returns!
Thu 15 Jun 2017
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Sat 17 Jun 2017
Learn the art of abstract painting within the Conservatory and Walled Garden
Tue 20 Jun 2017 - Sun 20 Aug 2017
An exhibition of the light, lines and colours of glasshouses across Yorkshire
Wed 21 Jun 2017
The third in our popular series of mini-lectures for families will explore the insect world of butterflies, bees and moths.
Fri 23 Jun 2017
Create a beautiful willow bee for your garden with the guidance of Anthea Firth.
Sun 25 Jun 2017
Join us and the team at Ryedale Book Festival for an action-packed day of poetry & nature writing with stars of the literary world. There will be something for all the family.
Fri 30 Jun 2017
Learn how to make a beautiful and unique felt bowl with experienced felt artist Jo Hunter
Sat 01 Jul 2017
Travelling theatre troupe The Three Inch Fools return for a second year with Twelfth Night, after a phenomenally successful performance of As You Like It last summer
Tue 04 Jul 2017 - Tue 18 Jul 2017
Learn the basics of the ukulele through a fun three week course
Tue 04 Jul 2017 - Tue 18 Jul 2017
This three week short course will teach you the basics of learning guitar
Thu 20 Jul 2017
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Fri 28 Jul 2017 - Mon 31 Jul 2017
Atlas Festival is coming Scampston from the 28th - 31st July! Appealing to globetrotters, seasoned travellers, those with a love of dreaming of faraway lands or those who just want to experience a festival showcasing something a little different.
Sat 29 Jul 2017 - Sun 30 Jul 2017
Scampston Walled Garden provides a superb setting for exploring our relationship with nature through words and images. On each of these two days we can spend time discovering a new way of creating, through drawing and poetry, by using mindfulness as the foundation.
Thu 17 Aug 2017
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Tue 22 Aug 2017 - Sun 29 Oct 2017
Award-winning painter Lesley Birch paints from memory and imagination inspired by remote coasts, green hills and mysterious forests.
Tue 22 Aug 2017
Join Bridget Askew, nationally recognised artist, for a relaxing day of painting in our beautiful gardens.
Sat 26 Aug 2017 - Mon 28 Aug 2017
The largest Civil War event in the UK this year wil bring together Sealed Knot members from around the country and our members who travel from abroad to give you an experience you'll be talking about for years to come.
Fri 08 Sep 2017
Join Bridget Askew, nationally recognised artist, for a relaxing day of painting in our beautiful gardens.
Thu 14 Sep 2017 - Fri 15 Sep 2017
A two day programme in the art of creating stained glass
Thu 14 Sep 2017
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
Sun 24 Sep 2017
Our autumnal fair returns!
Sat 30 Sep 2017
Learn the art of relief printing with Jenny Weston
Sat 07 Oct 2017 - Sun 08 Oct 2017
The garden gates open once again for Ryedale residents!
Sat 14 Oct 2017
Ideal for beginner photographers or those who are new to digital photography. This is a great way to explore the garden and spend a morning or afternoon with like-minded people. We cover a range of areas such as composition, exposure, focus, manual camera settings, aperture and shutter speed. We can also look at more experimental techniques and ideas such as long exposures to capture movement, zoom effects and out of focus photography.
Thu 19 Oct 2017
Join one of our heritage volunteers on a fascinating guided walk of the parkland and learn about the legacy that landscape architect Capability Brown has left on the landscape here.
TESTIMONIALS
"The Walled Garden at Scampston is really imaginative and creative and a marvellous use of space. It is without doubt one of the great gardens of the early 21st century."
Sir Richard Carew Pole
" Gorgeous house and gardens. Wish I'd come years ago, but will certainly return very soon! Fantastic house tour. "
Rachel & Elizabeth, North Yorkshire
"Quite simply the best garden I have ever seen (and I've seen an awful lot of gardens!) "
Sarah, Oxfordshire
"Inside, [Scampston Hall] boasts some of the finest Regency interiors in Britain. There are original wallpapers and exquisite furniture that reflects the family’s French heritage. There is also a notable collection of porcelain and 5,000 rare books that come off the shelves every ten years to be waxed and dusted. "
Sharon Dale, The Yorkshire Post
"The tour of the house is well worth doing as well. Ours was conducted by the father of the present occupant, who formerly lived there himself. He was entertaining as well as informative about this charming house, which is not over-large and clearly still a family home."
Stephen, Chesterfield
"I’ve just returned from a visit to Scampston Walled Garden in North Yorkshire all fired up and feeling inspired by the dazzling autumn planting created by master plant designer Piet Oudolf. The garden really captures the feel of the European garden style or “prairie planting” look as many of us have come to know it. The explosion of seedheads, grasses and collapsing perennials still looked amazing and will continue to do so for many months ahead. "
Sean Murray
"This garden has made our visit a pure delight and is now in my top 5 gardens. Stunning structure and detail. Calming and strong. A real pleasure - thank you for the pure inspiration. "
Sarah, Warwickshire
"Beautiful gardens and so well maintained. Everywhere was very well thought out, inside and out. Staff were very pleasant. "
Jane & Sue, South Yorkshire
"Within the historic Walled Garden at Scampston Hall there are eight rooms, each one a wonderful display of contemporary planting, structure and form."
Stephen Lacy, Daily Telegraph
"We decided to have lunch in the cafe and so glad we did. I had a cheese jacket potato and side salad and it was very good followed this with a pot of tea and shared a slice of lemon meringue cake. At just under £20.00 well worth it for the quality of the food and service from the ladies who worked there. "
Hazel