Attraction

Overview & description

Scampston Walled Garden is a strikingly beautiful contemporary garden, quite unlike any other. Set within the 18th century walls of the original kitchen garden for Scampston Hall, today the Walled Garden has an exciting and unashamedly modern feel, complementing the adjacent 'Capability' Brown park.

At Scampston Walled Garden, visitors are invited to explore the various ‘garden rooms’. Designed by renowned Dutch plantsman, Piet Oudolf, the garden features modern, perennial meadow planting alongside more traditional areas. Oudolf has created dramatic contrast in the garden which will delight both the seasoned gardener and the casual day visitor.

"Scampston is perfect for casually curious garden lovers looking for something out of the ordinary as well as for the plant obsessed gardeners - a mix of beauty, novelty and plantmanship" House & Garden Magazine

Sitting within the Walled Garden, the newly restored Victorian Conservatory showcases both temporary and permanent exhibitions. Visitors can learn about the history of the garden, and the people that lived and worked at Scampston in the past.

Scampston Hall, a glorious Regency-style Hall is available to view by guided tour during summer months. The Hall, which has been in the same family for centuries, is brimming with interesting paintings and stories. House tours are both lively and informative.

In the 300th anniversary of Capability Brown, Scampston also invites visitors to explore the Parkland trails. Designated routes around the park allow visitors to take in the beautiful vistas. Key features of the park include a Palladian Bridge, a rock garden, a newly restored Ice House and beautiful lakes.

The Garden Café at Scampston offers delicious home-made cream teas and lunches. There is also a small plant nursery and gift sales area.

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Prices

Type Price
Adult £4.00 - £12.50
Child £2.00 - £6.50
Family £10.00 - £32.00

Awards

  • Visit Britain
  • Small Visitor Attraction of the Year - Silver
  • Trip Advisor
  • WRA17