Scampston Hall

Piet Oudolf, Scampston Hall

 A few weeks ago I posted about  renowned landscape designer, Piet Oudolf and mentioned that his work at Scampston Hall in the Walled Garden deserved a whole post of its own. Here it is, including the many other beautiful gardens at Scampston Hall.

Scampston Hall is located in North Yorkshire, England and was originally built in 1690 for the St. Quintin family. The home on the property has been through four renovations, the most recent in 1990. It was the current renovation that has brought back original character of the property and redesign of the Walled Garden.  

THE HOUSE
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                   THE WALLED GARDEN – Designed by Piet Oudolf

Besides the walled garden, there is the gardens designed by Lancelot “Capability” Brown dating back to 1782. For information visiting the gardens and home learn more here.
Overhead view of the walled garden.
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Overview of garden – foreground are the drift of grasses – to the left is the silent garden.
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Drifts/Waves of molinia grass. I really like the modern ceder club chairs.
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Alternative view of the Molinia drifts.
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The Molinia grass earlier in the season.
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The Perennial Meadow located in front of the conservatory, is planted using Piet’s method of Naturalized plantings.
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An alternative view of the perennial meadow.
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The plantsman’s walk, filled with spring flowering plants runs along the edge of the walled garden.
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This is the silent garden, devoid of flowering plants.
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Reflection pool in the silent garden.
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