As part of the celebration of the British Countryside, we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted for Garden of the Year!
The only Yorkshire garden to have been shortlisted for the category of Garden of the Year, we will need to secure more public votes than the other four nominees to win the award before the voting closes on 28th February.
This is just a gentle nudge to request that you spare 10 seconds to cast a vote. Just go to this link, select your favourite garden (hopefully us!) and enter your email address. Hey presto - it's done! http://www.countryfile.com/awards#garden-of-the-year
Scampston Walled Garden is also the only attraction, destination or business from Ryedale to be nominated across all Countryfile Magazine Award categories.
Alongside Scampston Walled Garden, the category of Garden of the Year has four other contenders: Hauser & Wirth in Somerset, Trebah in Cornwall, Great Dixter in East Sussex & Interewe Gardens in Wester Ross. All have been chosen by Joe Swift, presenter of Gardeners’ World, journalist and garden designer.
In describing why he chose Scampston Walled Garden, Joe Swift said: “At Scampston Hall [Piet Oudolf] has reinvented what can go into a Victorian walled kitchen garden. A path leads halfway around the outside edge to build up expectation before all is revealed; wide meadows of grasses, sumptuous perennial planting, garden rooms with simple topiary pieces as well as a viewing mound.”
Whatever the outcome, we feel very privileged to have gained this recognition in a national competition. We are keeping our fingers and toes crossed though!