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
blue allotment shed
Wed 16 Jun 2021 - Sun 22 Aug 2021
This summer, Selina Thorp will be showcasing her colourful exhibition in the Garden Café, featuring stunning pieces that capture the unique character of Scampston.
Sun 25 Jul 2021 - Sun 05 Sep 2021
Use your treasure map to follow the clues around Scampston Parkland and find Pirate Bill with the stolen treasure... A self-led adventure that's fun for all the family this summer!
game fair
Sat 31 Jul 2021 - Sun 01 Aug 2021
The Annual Game and Country Fair held in the stunning parkland!
Sat 31 Jul 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
Sun 01 Aug 2021
Join us this summer for some dinosaur-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sun 01 Aug 2021 - Mon 30 Aug 2021
Come along to Scampston this summer for some fun-packed sessions of storytelling, games and crafts with our resident Fairy Godmothers!
Fri 06 Aug 2021
Join us for some fairy-tale related stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden!
Sat 07 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
wildlife club
Sun 08 Aug 2021
Super Summer!
Wed 11 Aug 2021
Join us for some alien-themed stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sat 14 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
Wed 18 Aug 2021 - Sun 17 Oct 2021
A fun and eye-catching display of contemporary garden sculptures to inspire every gardener
capability brown
Wed 18 Aug 2021
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
Thu 19 Aug 2021
Join us for some animal-themed stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden and woodland!
Sat 21 Aug 2021
Join local yoga teacher Zoe from Yoga Zenzo for an hour of Saturday morning yoga at Scampston Walled Garden, followed by coffee and cake in the café.
white horse
Wed 25 Aug 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
This Autumn, artist Isobel Rooke exhibits ‘Inside:Outside’ 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.
Wed 25 Aug 2021
Join us for some environment-related stories, crafts and games in the Walled Garden!
Sat 28 Aug 2021 - Mon 30 Aug 2021
Come along to the NEW Great Northern Food & Drink Festival this August Bank Holiday! This event has been developed to support local businesses who want to showcase their products to customers old & new.
fairy godmothers
Mon 30 Aug 2021
Join us this Bank Holiday for some pirate-themed stories, games and crafts in the Walled Garden and woodland!
traction engine rally
Sat 04 Sep 2021 - Sun 05 Sep 2021
A fun day out for all the family!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Sep 2021
Pollinator Party!
capability brown
Wed 08 Sep 2021
Fancy learning more about our stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland? Join us on a guided heritage walk!
plant fair
Sun 12 Sep 2021
Come along to our Annual Autumn Plant Fair!
garden photography
Sat 18 Sep 2021
Learn how to take beautiful photographs in our gardens!
wildlife club
Sat 02 Oct 2021
Terrific Trees!
Sat 09 Oct 2021 - Sun 10 Oct 2021
FREE visit for all Ryedale Residents!
Tue 12 Oct 2021
Come and make your own willow deer!
capability brown
Wed 13 Oct 2021
Last chance to join our guided heritage walk of the stunning ‘Capability’ Brown Parkland this season!
halloween
Fri 29 Oct 2021 - Sun 31 Oct 2021
Come and join our mischievous Scampston witches for some Halloween activities!
wildlife club
Sun 07 Nov 2021
Awesome Autumn!
wildlife club
Sun 05 Dec 2021
Natural Christmas Crafts!
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