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
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.
Sun 24 Sep 2017
Our autumnal fair returns!
Thu 28 Sep 2017
A richly illustrated talk in the Conservatory at Scampston, giving some insights into both the country and the incredible early mediaeval wooden Stave churches of Norway.
Sat 30 Sep 2017
Learn the art of relief printing with Jenny Weston
Tue 03 Oct 2017
Join Madeleine Wuidart and learn the art of mindfulness in the parkland here at Scampston
Tue 03 Oct 2017
Join experienced florist Liz Wattruss and learn how to create a beautiful floral decoration for your home
Fri 06 Oct 2017
Learn how to use materials from the natural world to create beautiful prints
Sat 07 Oct 2017 - Sun 08 Oct 2017
The garden gates open once again for Ryedale residents!
Tue 10 Oct 2017
Join Madeleine Wuidart and learn the art of mindfulness in the parkland here at Scampston.
Thu 12 Oct 2017
In association with Gardens Illustrated, Scampston Conservatory will be hosting a full day workshop with renowned garden designer Nigel Dunnett. The workshop will explore the immersive experience: dynamic planting design at the human scale
Fri 13 Oct 2017 - Sat 14 Oct 2017
Join artist Kane Cunningham for one or two days and learn how to use watercolours to great effect
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.
Tue 17 Oct 2017
On the 200th anniversary of her death, find out more about England's 'first modern woman'
Tue 17 Oct 2017
Learn the art of Tai Chi in the Walled Garden
Thu 19 Oct 2017
Learn how birds, sometimes smaller than a box of matches, manage to navigate half way around the world in a talk aimed at families and young learners
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.
Tue 24 Oct 2017
Join Scampston's Fairy Godmother's for an afternoon of story-telling with a terrifying twist!
Fri 27 Oct 2017
Join Scampston's Fairy Godmother's for an afternoon of story-telling with a terrifying twist!
Thu 02 Nov 2017
The story of the local craftsmen who were involved in the implementation of the Brownian plans for the Scampston Parkland and Buildings, by Nigel Copsey
Thu 23 Nov 2017
Dr Ridgeway will talk about the work of a curator: researching, understanding and interpreting country house collections
Fri 24 Nov 2017
Create beautiful felted decorations for Christmas with textile artist Jo Hunter
Sun 03 Dec 2017
The perfect spot for your Christmas shopping! Unique gifts from crafters and artisan producers.
Tue 05 Dec 2017
Learn how to make a beautiful wreath for your home
Sat 14 Apr 2018 - Sun 15 Apr 2018
Scampston's doors will open to the local community with free admission to all those with a Ryedale postcode across the weekend
Sat 19 May 2018 - Sun 20 May 2018
The Pickering Game & Country Fair returns once more to Scampston
Sun 03 Jun 2018
Scampston's Spring Plant Fair returns, offering the perfect day out for keen gardeners.
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