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
Sat 01 Dec 2018 - Fri 21 Dec 2018
Pick up your real Christmas Tree from Scampston Walled Garden!
Tue 09 Apr 2019
Come and make your own willow obelisk and dragonfly to support plants and enhance your garden.
Sat 13 Apr 2019 - Sun 14 Apr 2019
Scampston's doors will open to the local community with free admission to all those with a Ryedale postcode across the weekend.
Sun 14 Apr 2019
Fun for all the family! In collaboration with Natural England and Green Underwing.
Wed 17 Apr 2019
Learn how to grow your own vegetables with John Foxton.
Fri 26 Apr 2019
The perfect school holiday entertainment for your kids!
Fri 03 May 2019
Join Amanda Field for a wonderful day creating a unique couture headpiece by you as Master Milliner.
Fri 17 May 2019
Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a beautiful ‘nuno’ silk and wool scarf.
Thu 23 May 2019
Make your very own willow boxing hare with Wendy Bristow of Twigs and Sprigs.
Fri 31 May 2019
Another fantastic event with Natural England, encouraging kids to get outdoors and explore!
Fri 07 Jun 2019
An introduction to Cyanotype (a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print).
Tue 11 Jun 2019
Following on from Jane’s 2018 Eco Printing course, this exciting workshop will have plenty of ta-dah moments!
Wed 19 Jun 2019
This highly creative process will enable you to make one off creative prints from natural materials.
Fri 21 Jun 2019
Join Wendy from Twigs & Sprigs to make your very own willow owl.
Wed 03 Jul 2019
Capture the beautiful and inspirational gardens of Scampston using a variety of watercolour techniques.
Tue 23 Jul 2019
This workshop will be given by Rosy Hardy of Hardys Cottage Plants, a nursery now recognised as one of the UK’s leading plantsman's nurseries, with 22 Chelsea Gold Medals to their name.
Wed 24 Jul 2019
Another fantastic event with Natural England, encouraging kids to get outdoors and explore!
Wed 31 Jul 2019
Another fantastic event with Natural England, encouraging kids to get outdoors and explore!
Tue 06 Aug 2019
In collaboration with Natural England, share a hands-on pond dipping activity meeting diving beetles, common newts, and hawker dragonflies!
Fri 09 Aug 2019
The perfect school holiday entertainment for your kids!
Fri 23 Aug 2019
The perfect school holiday entertainment for your kids!
Wed 18 Sep 2019
A workshop given by Peter and Helleentje Walker of Wack’s Wicked Plants – Chelsea Gold Medal Winners.
Wed 02 Oct 2019
Propagation – all you need to know!
Fri 11 Oct 2019
Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a stunning felt landscape.
Fri 25 Oct 2019
Learn how to keep your plants in trim and in healthy condition on this friendly and informative course.
Fri 01 Nov 2019
Get into the festive spirit - make your own willow deer!
Fri 22 Nov 2019
Join husband and wife team Martin & Jill Fish for an interesting and entertaining day full of easy to follow growing advice and cookery tips.
Wed 27 Nov 2019
Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a festive felt stocking.
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
"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
"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
"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