Scampston Walled Garden
Opening dates and times:For opening times and information, please phone or see garden website
Description:An exciting modern garden designed by Piet Oudolf. The 4-acre walled garden contains a series of hedged enclosures designed to look good throughout the year. The garden contains many unusual species and is a must for any keen plantsman
In the press:Featured in The English Garden and This is Y magazine
Further details:The 4 acre Walled Garden was designed for the Legards by the internationally renowned plantsman Piet Oudolf. Set within the 18th century walls of the original kitchen garden of Scampston Hall, the garden is unashamedly modern but perfectly compliments, and is in balance with, the Hall and Park. Divided into a series of spaces, each area has a character of its own. There is a long border walk, under an avenue of 200 lime trees, around the perimeter wall with mainly spring flowering shrubs and under planting. The central area is divided into a series of large rooms, each with a clearly defined character of its own. At the heart of the garden a perennial flower meadow surrounds a dipping pond and, using a rich palette of reds, yellows, orange and purple, is designed to give a long season of interest. Other areas feature structural shapes of clipped box and yew, waves of Molinia in parallel with close mown lawn, stunning herbaceous borders with choice plants, and a reflective pond surrounded by columns of yew. A grassed pyramid 3m high is an unusual and striking vantage point from which to view the garden in its entirety.