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Scampston Walled Garden

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So glad we went

A beautifully kept walled garden, an absolute treat to visit. A very warm welcome on entry with a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WesWar
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Durham, United Kingdom
via mobile
lovely cafe

Whether its for coffee and cake soup and a roll or a hot meal..the service is lovely and the area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
susan l
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Scampston Hall, Malton YO17 8NG, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 November 2014

We visited on the last day of the season in 2014 and it was gorgeously sunny and warm. The carpark for the walled garden at Scampston is across the little lane, and you pay for entry to the gardens in a very small shed tucked...More

7  Thank c__h2008-12
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 October 2014

My sister and I visited Sunday 5th October, 2014 on a Group on deal. I am glad we did not pay full price. We were told to go to the ticket office to process our voucher. We were then informed to avoid one of the...More

5  Thank Aries0
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully kept walled garden, an absolute treat to visit. A very warm welcome on entry with a knowledgeable explanation of the grounds prior to exploring. Absolutely stunning in Autumn with the amazing colours. Really interesting and not just an hour walkabout. The toffee smelling...More

1  Thank WesWar
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

What a wonderful review, thank you WesWar! It sounds like you had a great day out at Scampston and we are delighted to know that the children made the most of our adventure kits. We look forward to welcoming you all back in the future!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whether its for coffee and cake soup and a roll or a hot meal..the service is lovely and the area pleasant to sit in and enjoy.

Thank susan l
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Susan for your kind five star review, we are pleased to know you have enjoyed your visits to the cafe.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to most of the properties near here that are open so it was exciting to make a day trip here to see something new. The weather was superb - allegedly the warmest October day for seven years. The gardens were perfect with...More

Thank Tim M
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Tim for your kind review, we are pleased you enjoyed your time at Scampston and appreciated the autumnal colours of the Walled Garden. Unfortunately the shutters must be closed when the Hall is not open to visitors for insurance purposes and to protect...More

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

Lovely Piet Oudolf walled garden with a variety of settings. The cafe food was good but it shut early.

Thank Mart652
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you mart652 for your five star review of Scampston, we are so pleased you enjoyed the different elements of Piet Oudolf's design and hope to welcome you back in future.

Reviewed 30 September 2018

The gardens were fabulous! The planting was really interesting & although the borders were no longer in flower, it was good to see all of the seed heads left on the plants as winter food for the birds. The Hall was closed as it was...More

Thank Catherine T
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you, Catherine, for your lovely feedback. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Scampston and appreciated our approach to helping out our local habitat and wildlife by leaving the seed heads on plants. We look forward to welcoming you back...More

Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

No excuse as the restaurant was not busy for the tables to be left so grubby. There were only eight people having meals.More

1  Thank joan_bannister
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback Joan, we are sorry to hear you were not satisfied with your visit to the cafe. I can assure you that our tables are cleaned and checked regularly, as we strive to meet the highest standards for our customers. I...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018

Scampston Walled Garden and Parkland is desperately in need of some investment and tlc. Poor value for money at £8.50 per head compared to other gardens - such a shame.More

1  Thank JCLa07
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback, Joanna, and we are sorry to hear that you were unsatisfied with your visit to Scampston. We do feel that our ticket prices are in line with other similar attractions and reflect the various activities on offer during a visit....More

Reviewed 28 August 2018

Even on a Bank Holiday Saturday we found the gardens to be an oasis of calm - we were often the only people in the 'rooms' that make up the whole garden. If you are a fan of a minimalist style then you will find...More

Thank JGHFlint
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you JGHFlint for your positive review, we are pleased to know you found the garden to be a calming environment. We hope to welcome you back to Scampston to enjoy a tour of the hall in future.

Reviewed 17 August 2018

I was delighted to discover this garden was near to where we were staying, being a great fan of Piet Oudolf, his garden design and use of plans. We thoroughly enjoyed a walk around the gardens, enjoying the different garden areas, planting combinations and late...More

Thank Quirky-Bird-Gardener
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2018

Hi there Quirky-Bird-Gardener, we wanted to say a big thank you for this wonderful review. It sounds like you had a great visit and managed to experience the different aspects of both Piet Oudolf and 'Capability' Brown's visions for Scampston. We're so glad you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

we decided to visit not expecting anything too great, but were in for a real treat. This garden appears to be at a stage where the designers vision is reaching its full potential. As you walk around you are presented with a series of 'garden...More

Thank Michael E
CharlotteKirton, General Manager at Scampston Walled Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Thanks for visiting us Michael, we are pleased to have provided a lovely treat for you and it's great to know you were able to appreciate the garden from a design point of view. Many thanks for the great feedback.

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Tim M
16 October 2018|
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Response from CharlotteKirton | Property representative |
Unfortunately the shutters must be closed when the Hall is not open to visitors for insurance purposes and to protect the items within, such as the Gainsborough paintings and intricate fabrics, which can be damaged by... More
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Keeley D
1 August 2018|
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Response from CharlotteKirton | Property representative |
Hi Keeley D, thank you for getting in touch. We have plenty of fun things for children to do at Scampston! There is a small playground in the Fairy Forest area, with a trail of fairy doors to find. We also have a nature... More
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MissJetSetterUK
22 July 2018|
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Response from CharlotteKirton | Property representative |
Hello, thank you for your question. Dogs are permitted in certain areas of the Parkland on leads. The ticket office will outline these areas on the estate map upon your arrival. We are unable to allow dogs into the Walled... More
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