Gardeners are tempted to Scampston Hall by the wonderful Piet Oudolf garden, planted in 1999, and opened in 2004. The wider landscape was designed around the Georgian house by Capability Brown. The Piet Oudolf garden, known as Scampston Walled Garden, can be found in the old kitchen garden. It has been divided into separate areas, each with their own distinct character, and features the perennial meadow planting so characteristic of Oudolf’s work, as well as more traditional areas.
The garden is open to the public from Easter to October each year.
Piet Oudolf is a Dutch garden designer, nurseryman and author, best known for his use of bold drifts of perennials and grasses.
The emphasis in his designs is the retention of a year-round display.There is particular interest in a wide-range of grasses and other plants that retain their structure after flowering, such as monardas and eupatoriums.
The Oxford Companion to the Garden, Patrick Taylor