Scampston is amongst the best examples of the English country house, set in C18th 'capability' Brown parkland. The Hall combines fine Regency architecture with a wealth
of art treasures from earlier periods. Recently restored to its former glory, the house was voted Country Life 'House of the Year', and was featured in 'Hidden
Treasure Houses' on FIVE in 2006 and 2007. Visitors are shown round this family home by the owner and other guides. This is also a delightful and intimate wedding
Piet Oudolf (b.1944, Haarlem, Netherlands) and his wife, Anja, founded their nursery at Hummelo, Arnhem in 1982, having collected material widely throughout Northern Europe. Piet is a pioneer of the concept of gardening with grasses. This demanded an innovative approach not only in the style of planting but also in the design of gardens, so that the colour and movement of what are now called perennial meadows could be fully exploited.
The restaurant is open from 10.00 to 17.00 daily, except Mondays, (Open BH Mons) from 22 March to 2 November, serving coffee, delicious home made light lunches and teas; evening meals will be available on a regular basis during the season, but please ring the restaurant (01944 759000) or refer to the website for dates and details
The Garden restaurant welcomes group bookings during the day; it is also a perfect venue for wedding receptions, birthdays, corporate entertaining and barbeques out of normal opening hours. Please contact the events team on 01765 641920.
"For quality and location it's possibly the best. Set in a stunning Walled Garden, it provides a light airy setting for the preparation and cooking of locally inspired dishes. As a stylish destination for a light country lunch there are few places to rival it". Robert Cockcroft, Yorkshire Post Magazine
Woodland Walk (New for 2008)
Through the front gardens of the hall, over the Palladian Bridge and into the woods, past the Ice house and over the cascade into the park. A wide variety of bird and wildlife can be seen on the lakes and in the woods. Dogs are not allowed on the woodland, but can be taken for a walk in the park on a lead.
A Wide selection of plants are available for sale; these include some of the
rare and unusual species which can be seen in the garden. A plant 'order and
collect' service is also available.
The Head gardener is pleased to give lectures to clubs and societies within easy reach of Scampston, whenever possible.
Plant Fair - 1st June 2008
A wide range of quality national nurseries will be represented at our first ever fair, including Grasses, shrubs, alpines and Herbaceous. Tasting and cookery demonstrations for both adults and children happen on a regular basis, together with flower arranging and a variety of courses and specialist garden walks with the Head Gardener.
How to find us
LOCATION - (YO17 8NG) Scampston is situated on the north side of the A64 Leeds/Scarborough road, approximately 4 miles from Malton and just to the east of the village of Rillington.
BY CAR - From Leeds/York/Malton: Follow the A64 toward Scarborough, Bypassing Malton. Half a mile after the traffic lights in Rillington take the left turn signed Scampston Only and follow signs to the Walled Garden.
- From Scarborough: Follow the A64 towards York passing Heslerton and the turning to Yedingham and Snainton. Half a mile after crossing Scampston Bridge (you get a glimpse of the house on your right) take the next right signed Scampston Only and follow signs to the Walled Garden.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT - Yorkshire Coastliner (01653 692556) Bus services 843, 845 and X45 pass within 1mile of the garden.
Opening Dates, Times and Admission 2008
Walled Garden Grounds and Woodland Walk - Saturday 22 March - Sunday 2 November 2008 (Tues to Sun and BH Mons 10.00 - 17.00(Last Entry 16.30))
House - Friday 23 May - Sunday 22 June 2008 (Tues to Sun and BH Mons 13.30 - 17.00(Last Entry 15.45))
|Grounds and Woodland Walk Only||£2.50||£2.50|
|House Grounds and Woodland Walk||£6.00||£6.00|
|House, Walled Garden, Grounds and Woodland Walk||£10.00||£10.00|
|Child (12-16)||Family (2+4)|
|Grounds and Woodland Walk Only||£2.50||£10.00|
|House Grounds and Woodland Walk||£3.00|
|House, Walled Garden, Grounds and Woodland Walk||£6.00|
* (during the House Open Season only) see dates above.
Season Ticket, Group (20+) and School Party rates available on request or see website.