Scampston Conservatory

The Heritage Learning Centre

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.

The space has now been transformed into an exhibition space and provides facilities for education & adult learning.

The exhibition rooms in the bothies allow visitor to discover more about the history of gardening on the estate, and the characters that have worked here. There is also an exhibition which explores the modern day architectural restoration of the building which was finished in 2015 thanks to a significant donation from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The Conservatory hosts a number of courses, workshops and lectures for adults throughout the year, as well as offering an educational programme for visiting school groups. Take a look at our Events pages to see what is available.

Volunteer with us

The Heritage & Learning Centre, and all the projects it runs, is made possible by a dedicated team of volunteers. Whether your interest is gardening, heritage, working with children or arts & crafts, get in touch to find out the diverse ways you can help support the Conservatory. Click here or email to find out more.

Education & Learning
Heritage & Learning Centre at Scampston Conservatory has developed an educational and learning programme to meet the needs of the local community and beyond
Courses & Lectures
Heritage & Learning Centre at Scampston Conservatory is pleased to host a full itinerary of events throughout the year.
At Scampston Conservatory we offer a wide range of volunteering roles that support the running of the Heritage & Learning Centre.
"The Conservatory @ Scampston Gardens offers a relaxed working atmosphere, with conscientious staff on hand to help out when needed."
Emily Kyle, WP Event Management
"I love being a volunteer at Scampston due to the varied roles offered. It’s a beautiful place to volunteer, and the rest of the volunteer team are lovely! "
"I love the variation in tasks, from watering the pelargoniums, making the garden displays & craft work. I find Scampston Walled Garden a relaxing place to volunteer and meet new people."
"Scampston has given me an insight into a very different way of life – not just the fact that it is a hall with a park and walled garden, but above all, the people that making it a living estate."