Finding Scampston Hall Gardens couldn’t be any easier, thanks in part to the straight Roman roads and the a little homework on the internet. A visit to their informative website meant I was well briefed on the history, concept and location of Scampston. Good car parking close to the walled garden and restaurant facilities ensured a smooth transition. At first I was a little wary that the concept of going from room to room within a garden would be rather like a trip around Ikea. It wasn’t. Not once did we hear any arguing parents, the loudest noise infact 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 today seems as up to date any at this years Chelsea Flower Show. Today, the modern planting is firmly rooted within the old walls, mature and well established. First stop, was the Garden Restaurant with floor to ceiling glazing looking out onto the gardens.
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 courtesy of the landscaping of Capability Brown you should not leave Scampston without taking a leisurely stroll around the grounds. It’s very easy to work up an appetite for a hearty lunch at the Garden Restaurant, a perfect end to a lovely visit.