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SCAMPSTON WALLED GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Scampston Hall
Near Malton
Malton
YO17 8NG

4 miles east of Malton on north side of A64.

4.5 acres

Tel
01944 759111

Visit website

Opening Hours

Wed–Sun & BH, 10am–5pm (last entry 4.30pm), 30 Mar–30 Oct.

Admission

Non-member adult £9.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Fri when open & Oct.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Rock garden
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Chris Legard

Designed By
Piet Oudorf

Scampston Walled Garden is a 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 18th century ‘Capability’ Brown parkland.     

Within the walled garden, visitors are invited to journey through the contrasting rooms that make up this plantsperson’s paradise. Designed by renowned Dutch plantsman Piet Oudolf, the garden includes an attractive perennial meadow, contemporary waves of grass and a contemplative ‘silent garden’. House & Garden Magazine has written: "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 plantsmanship."    

Beyond the walled garden reveals Scampston Hall, one of the finest examples of a Regency country house in Yorkshire. Restored to its full glory in the 1990s, the house is brimming with an impressive collection of paintings and antiques, while remaining a family home. The hall is available to view by guiding tour during the summer months. Scampston’s team of expert house guides delight in sharing stories of the hall’s magnificent collection and of the family that has resided here since the late 17th century.    

Scampston also invites visitors to explore the traditional hall gardens and ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, which offer beautiful walks and scenic views. Highlights include the picturesque Palladian Bridge, a recently restored icehouse and the lakes brimming with wildlife.     

The Garden Café at Scampston sits within the walled garden and offers delicious homemade lunches and cream teas. Visitors can browse Scampston’s plant nursery, which specialises in the beautiful and unusual species found in the garden, as well as a gift sales area.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Bluebells
  • Chrysanthemums
  • Clematis
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lavender
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Waterlilies
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.