Finding Scampston Hall Gardens couldn’t be any easier, thanks in part to the straight Roman roads. Doing a little homework by visiting their informative website will ensure you’re well briefed on the history, concept and location of Scampston. There’s good car parking facilities close to the walled garden and a well staffed and stocked restaurant. The concept of going from room to room within the garden might draw comparison to trip around Ikea. Fortunately there were no signs of arguing parents, the loudest noise came from the drifts of molinia, by the thousand, catching the breeze. And no, meatballs weren’t on the menu. It’s hard to believe that it has been 17 years since the walled garden was conceived, the planting now seems as up to date as any of the gardens at this years Chelsea Flower Show. Today the plants are firmly rooted within the old walls, mature and well established.
Here’s 3 good reasons that you should visit Scampston :
- 1. To admire the Planting by Piet Oudolf
- 2. For Inspiration
- 3. To enjoy the Landscaping by Capability Brown
With views straight out of a period drama you should not leave Scampston without taking a leisurely stroll around the grounds, landscaped by Capability Brown. It’s very easy to work up an appetite for a hearty lunch at the Garden Restaurant, a perfect end to a lovely visit.