At Scampston

Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency 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
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
hall interior
Scampston Hall, home to Christopher & Miranda Legard and their family, is one of the finest examples of a regency country house 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
sheep
Fri 03 Apr 2020 - Sun 14 Jun 2020
This Spring, Jo Garlick’s exhibition in the Garden Cafe illustrates the beauty of the natural world that surrounds us in Yorkshire, including its wildlife and stunning landscapes.
guided walk
Sat 30 May 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
mounted games association
Sat 30 May 2020 - Sun 31 May 2020
The Mounted Games Association is coming to Scampston for the Scottish Championships, with teams entering from all over Great Britain!
Tue 02 Jun 2020
A chance to be creative with shells and design your own detailed classical, figurative and textural shell board for your garden.
wildlife club
Sun 07 Jun 2020
June - Lake Life-cycles!
plant fair
Sun 07 Jun 2020
Scampston’s Annual Plant Fair is back with some stunning plants this year!
Wed 10 Jun 2020
A beginner's guide to creating beautiful marbled paper and stationery.
guided walk
Sat 13 Jun 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
modified car show
Sun 14 Jun 2020
One of the best car shows in the North of England!
capability brown
Tue 16 Jun 2020
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
blue allotment shed
Tue 16 Jun 2020 - Sun 23 Aug 2020
This summer, Selina Thorp will be showcasing her colourful exhibition in the Garden Café, featuring stunning pieces that capture the unique character of Scampston.
Wed 17 Jun 2020
An introductory course for all where you will be taught essential drawing techniques which underpin all painting.
father and child
Sun 21 Jun 2020
Calling all fathers! Join us for a special bushcraft session with your children!
Sat 27 Jun 2020
Reminisce over the past with the art of Macramé.
outdoor performance
Sat 27 Jun 2020
For the fifth year running, The Three Inch Fools will be returning with their fresh and vibrant take on Shakespearean tale 'Romeo & Juliet'. Join us in the Hall Gardens for what is set to be another rip-roaring musical adventure.
guided walk
Sat 27 Jun 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
Sun 28 Jun 2020
A Fun Day Out for all the family - children, parents and dogs all welcome!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Jul 2020
July - Super Summer!
Tue 07 Jul 2020
Ever fancied gilding your own frames? Join Rob Oldfield this summer to learn this specialised skill.
guided walk
Sat 11 Jul 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
Sat 11 Jul 2020 - Sun 12 Jul 2020
This two-day course is aimed at artists who want to develop their painting skills and confidence in watercolour techniques.
cut flowers
Tue 14 Jul 2020
Learn how to create a productive cutting patch in your garden or allotment, for a consistent supply of flowers for your home from April through till October.
Wed 15 Jul 2020
Learn how to create a productive cutting patch in your garden or allotment, for a consistent supply of flowers for your home from April through till October.
Sat 18 Jul 2020
Explore the process plaster casting to create some lovely plaster-cast flowers.
plaster casting
Sat 18 Jul 2020
Explore the process plaster casting to create some lovely plaster-cast flowers.
capability brown
Tue 21 Jul 2020
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
guided walk
Sat 25 Jul 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
dragonfly
Sun 26 Jul 2020
Come and learn about dragonflies and damselflies found on the lakes at Scampston!
Sun 26 Jul 2020
An introduction to wildlife digital photography covering camera operation, picture composition and field skills for finding and approaching subjects.
Wed 29 Jul 2020
Learn to create a bowl using just wool, soap and water.
ice cream
Thu 30 Jul 2020
We are celebrating World Ice Cream Day with some fun stories, games and ice-cream decorating!
friendship day
Thu 30 Jul 2020
Celebrating friendship here at Scampston with storytelling and mask-making with our woodland friends!
wildlife club
Sun 02 Aug 2020
August - Pollinator Party!
guided walk
Sat 08 Aug 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
mini beast safari
Sun 09 Aug 2020
Come and have a go at catching and identifying a range of invertebrates!
swan on lake
Sun 16 Aug 2020
Try your hand at Pond Dipping in our lakes!
capability brown
Tue 18 Aug 2020
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
fairy godmothers
Fri 21 Aug 2020
Join us for some new stories and games in the Walled Garden this half-term!
guided walk
Sat 22 Aug 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
art adventures
Sun 23 Aug 2020
Try your hand at weaving, printing and leaf bashing!
Sun 23 Aug 2020
Come and view some stunning classic cars in the inner parkland with the splendid backdrop of Scampston Hall.
white horse
Tue 25 Aug 2020 - Sun 01 Nov 2020
This Autumn, artist Isobel Rooke exhibits ‘Colour Convention’ in the Garden Café, which uses a vibrant colour palette to showcase her landscape and wildlife pieces that are inspired by her home in Yorkshire.
fairy godmothers
Sat 29 Aug 2020
Join us for some new stories and games in the Walled Garden this half-term!
garden photography
Sun 30 Aug 2020
Learn how to take beautiful photographs in our gardens!
snail
Mon 31 Aug 2020
Join us this Bank Holiday for some slugs, snails and slime!
traction engine rally
Sat 05 Sep 2020 - Sun 06 Sep 2020
A fun day out for all the family!
guided walk
Sat 05 Sep 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
wildlife club
Sun 06 Sep 2020
September - Terrific Trees!
crewel leaf embroidery
Tue 08 Sep 2020
Try your hand at working this beautiful Jacobean leaf design in the traditional technique of crewel embroidery.
plant fair
Sun 13 Sep 2020
Come along to our Annual Autumn Plant Fair!
capability brown
Tue 15 Sep 2020
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Tue 15 Sep 2020
Lots of fun to be had creating an elegant chicken or cockerel to display in your home or garden.
guided walk
Sat 19 Sep 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
Thu 24 Sep 2020
Piet Oudolf planting – how does he do it?
Wed 30 Sep 2020
In this popular one-day workshop you'll learn how to construct a chicken-wired chicken or duck – a wonderfully cheerful addition to any garden.
guided walk
Sat 03 Oct 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
wildlife club
Sun 04 Oct 2020
October - Awesome Autumn!
Wed 07 Oct 2020
Lots of fun to be had marbling cotton with your own design – create a completely unique and one-off lampshade for your favourite lamp.
Wed 14 Oct 2020
Your garden never really sleeps, so come and join John Foxton and get some useful tips for looking after your garden this winter.
guided walk
Sat 17 Oct 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
owl
Sun 18 Oct 2020
Join us for an evening session that introduces the mysterious world of nocturnal animals, including bats, moths and birds!
capability brown
Tue 20 Oct 2020
Last chance to join our guided heritage walk of the stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland this season!
Thu 22 Oct 2020
Thinking of what to change in your garden? Winter is the perfect time to start, so join Martin Fish for this full day of talking plants and garden design.
halloween
Fri 30 Oct 2020 - Sat 31 Oct 2020
Come and join our mischievous Scampston witches for some Halloween activities!
Sat 31 Oct 2020
Join our guide on a family friendly walk, discovering some of Scampston’s hidden secrets!
Thu 05 Nov 2020
Get ready for next Spring in this interactive and hands-on workshop, propagating a wide range of garden plants, including shrubs, evergreens, perennials, house plants, fruit trees and bushes.
wildlife club
Sun 08 Nov 2020
November - Fantastic Fungi!
Fri 13 Nov 2020
Thinking of that perfect gift? Join textile artist Jo Hunter and learn how to make a beautiful ‘Nuno’ silk and wool scarf for Christmas.
Tue 17 Nov 2020
Make your own willow stag's head just in time for Christmas.
Wed 25 Nov 2020
Create a gorgeous handmade traditional wreath and garland.
Tue 01 Dec 2020
Show off your creative talents to your family and friends this Christmas with your handmade decorations!
wildlife club
Sun 06 Dec 2020
December - Natural Christmas Crafts!
Wed 09 Dec 2020
Fancy something a little different? Enjoy this festive workshop and create your own willow wreath – it’s all the rage this year!
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