Scampston Walled Garden
Scampston Walled Garden
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Revel in the tranquility of the award-winning contemporary Walled Garden at Scampston, designed by renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf. Journey through the arresting perennial meadow, discover the contemporary waves of grass, and take time to enjoy the calm of the contemplative ‘silent garden’. Within the walled garden you’ll also find our welcoming café serving delectable lunches and cream teas. The traditional hall gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown parkland provide beautiful walks and scenic views out to the rising Wolds and include the stunning Palladian Bridge, a restored icehouse and the lakes brimming with wildlife. Scampston Hall, with its opulent regency interior and impressive collection of art and antiques, is open for guided tours in the early summer.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Mary
Hartlepool, UK7 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
What a beautiful place. Recently took the family and joined in with the Fairy Godmother’s summer activities. Anne and Christine running it were brilliant with the children. Engaging activities, lovely stories and great games. An hour and a half of activities for £3:50. Chile and adults loved it. The children then did the pirate treasure hunt around the grounds which was a great way to get them exploring. The gardens were stunning and well worth a walk around. Stopped off for some tea and cake - delicious! As we left, Fairy Godmother Anne said bye to the children (remembering their names) which made them feels seen. Brilliant day out for all!
Written 23 August 2023
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Good morning, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit and the children's activities. Anne and Christine do a brilliant job and I will be sure to pass your feedback across to them. We hope to see you again soon (look out for our Halloween activities for children!)
Written 1 September 2023
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Rachel
Harrogate, UK9 contributions
Aug 2023 • Business
Wonderful tour of the amazing hall. The guide and butler were absolutely brilliant. I think one of the best guides I have had. She was interesting, funny and had your attention the whole time. The gardens and lake were stunning too. Beautifully keeped and the map was easy to follow. Thank you for a wonderful visit.
Written 12 August 2023
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for your kind review, we were delighted to host your group and so pleased to hear you all enjoyed your visit. We hope to see you again soon!
Written 14 August 2023
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Gray Family
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom3 contributions
Aug 2023
I am so glad we visited Scampston walled garden and parkland during our visit to Yorkshire. This gem was on par with the main RHS gardens we've visited. The walled garden planting was exciting, the parkland vistas were stunning. Great value for money.
Written 12 August 2023
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you back again in the future!
Written 14 August 2023
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AlisonMi2
York, UK140 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
My mother and I finally visited after years of passing Scampston. Took the penultimate house tour of the year. What an absolutely amazing house, fantastic artwork and a fascinating history whereby the house needed rescuing having fallen into disrepair and what an amazing job was done. And then the gardens . I am not a gardener but these are very very easy to appreciate. Accessible and clearly also a draw for bees, butterflies etc which were also visiting in great numbers. Sounds a bit of a cliche but definitely feels like a bit of a hidden gem!! Also special mention for the utterly wonderful staff especially our guide to Ho was both knowledgeable and funny. Food in the cafe plentiful and cake yummy
Written 8 August 2023
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Good Morning Alison, Thank you for your kind review. It is always wonderful to hear such positive feedback and to hear you enjoyed every element of your visit. Thanks again for visiting us and for reviewing, we hope to see you again soon!
Written 10 August 2023
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Curiosity36018052217
5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited on one of the many rather overcast and showery Sundays of this summer but the walled garden shone with bright colours.
Written 7 August 2023
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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to elave us a review - and think you for visiting us in spite of the not so favourable weather we have experienced so far this Summer! We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and hope to welcome you again on a (hopefully) sunnier day soon!
Written 10 August 2023
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Camper46424718571
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Family
Was recommended this garden site by my boss. We found the borders to be beautifully planted and well-maintained, which was wonderful and encouraging to see! They also provide a fair amount of information about the estate, as well as the gardens themselves. After our walk through, we stopped to have lunch at their cafe; just as pleasant as the site. As an apprentice gardener, I loved this and would highly recommend making it a family day-trip!
Written 4 August 2023
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Good Morning, Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Scampston and hope to see you again soon!
Written 10 August 2023
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pen w
York, UK1 contribution
Jul 2023
Having visited the gardens over decades, as the Hall was opened last week, we decided to see the inside. What a treat. The outside is uninspiring, but the inside was a treasure house. Because I have limited mobility I was unable to visit the upper floor. However the tour guide contacted the butler, Craig, who appeared with an ipad, and lo and behold, I could see the first floor without being there. Superb service from a perfect butler. How lucky the Legards are, a fine Head Gardener and a fine Butler. Look for the opening times of the Hall, and fit a day out on your itinerary.
Written 25 July 2023
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Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit and that we were able to accommodate your needs so you didn't miss anything! I will pass your feedback over to the staff and thank you again for leaving us a review, we look forward to welcoming you to Scampston again in the future! Kindest Regards, Katie
Written 28 July 2023
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mpd0164
Tadcaster, UK8 contributions
Jul 2023
Superb gardens, very friendly staff and the owner even makes the effort to meet and greet guests before the house tour. I can’t recommend highly enough.
Written 2 July 2023
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Hi Mark, Thank you for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Hall & Gardens and hope to see you at Scampston again soon! Many Thanks, Katie
Written 20 July 2023
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Chris P
14 contributions
Jun 2023 • Couples
We started our visit with a walk round the estate via the cascade, which was a pleasant peaceful country walk. Felt like we had the place to ourselves. I struggle with walking a long way, but there were plenty of benches to rest a while.
Then into the walled garden which was a riot of floral colour and fragrance.
Finally coffee and scones in the cafe rounded off a very pleasant morning
Written 16 June 2023
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Good Afternoon, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Scampston, the team work so hard to keep the gardens and ground looking beautiful, and the cafe running smoothly and serving delicious food and drinks. Your lovely feedback will be passed over to all the relevant staff who contributed to your enjoyment. Thank you and we hope to see you at Scampston again in the future. Kindest Regards, Katie
Written 27 June 2023
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Robert B
Wolverhampton, UK12 contributions
Jun 2023
Fabulous tour of the house, really interesting. Also excellent gardens. Well worth a visit and will certainly go again.
Written 10 June 2023
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Hi Robert, Many thanks for your kind review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Hall, our guides work exceptionally hard throughout the season to deliver engaging, interesting tours and it is wonderful to hear they have been well received. I will pass your feedback over to them, and hope to see you at Scampston again soon! Kindest Regards, Katie
Written 27 June 2023
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SCAMPSTON WALLED GARDEN: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Scampston Walled Garden is open:
  • Wed - Sun 10:00 - 17:00