The Parkland at Scampston

Scampston Hall looks over one of the finest parks in North Yorkshire. The park evolved throughout the 18th Century, culminating in a design by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 1782.

In typical Brown style it incorporates a series of lakes and naturalistic planting of the period. Fine examples of native trees are to be seen.

Garden visitors are invited to include the Parkland in their tickets and to walk throughout the 80 acres. Dogs may be taken but must be kept on a lead.

We offer a number of designated trails through the Parkland which allow you to discover some of the most interesting features, or just to give the legs a good stretch! Maps are included in every visitors garden guides, and staff are happy to assist with directions.

Capability Brown
The park evolved throughout the 18th Century, culminating in a design by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in 1782.
Parkland Trails
Scampston Park offers some beautiful walks. Within each Garden Guide visitors are offered a number of different trails.
Parkland Hire
Scampston Park is a perfect venue for a wide range of outdoor events and activities, including agricultural, trade, antique or craft fairs, car and caravan rallies, as well as music concerts.
"Good activities to keep the children entertained whilst their parents enjoy the gardens. The butterfly challenge is excellent and we all learnt something. A huge thank you! "
Kay, North Yorkshire
"This gorgeous garden is really worth a day's visit. Designed by my favourite garden designer, the Dutchman Piet Oudolf, the garden is a delight. A huge walled garden, divided into smaller magnificent gardens, the garden will appeal to those who like the contemporary style grasses and prairie style planting, with some other interesting and different features. Gasp with awe and wonder. And enjoy!"
Richard, Wakefield
"Redesigned by Piet Oudolf, this superb contemporary garden sits within the original 18th-century kitchen garden walls, featuring spectacular perennial meadow planting, drifts of grasses, herbaceous borders, serpentine hedging, a cut flower garden and silent garden. It contrasts wonderfully with the Capability Brown parkland where visitors can enjoy the cascade circuit walk."
The Daily Telegraph