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MAY-JUN 2018

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M AY/J U N E 2 0 1 8 | 83 PHOTO (TOP CENTER) BY MARIANNE MAJERUS Scampston Hall Malton, North Yorkshire The regency-style Scampston Hall presides over another notable park designed by Capability Brown with lakes and gardens that include a Palladian Bridge, which makes a grand architectural statement above the water. Stroll the Cascade Circuit walk to visit the traditional gardens around the house, including the Rock Garden, recently planted with over 5,000 spring bulbs, and the Woodland Garden. Today, the most attention Scampston receives springs from its Walled Garden, designed by Dutch garden designer Piet Oudolf, who was catapulted into fame after his radical installation of the High Line park in Manhattan. Set within the 18 th -century walls of the old Kitchen Garden, Oudolf 's creation is a design narrative full of surprises, with a contemporary feel that coexists perfectly within its proximity to the Brown park. The space is divided into distinct garden rooms, each with its own character. "It is a good example of establishing a microclimate where the walls offer protection while a stand of trees in front of it prevents a tumbling effect by the wind to destroy the plants and grasses Oudolf so carefully arranged," says Phibbs. Then-owner Lady Caroline Legard explains that she first encountered Oudolf 's work at the Chelsea Flower Show. She says she was intrigued by his philosophy, which is often described as "Prairie Gardening," and felt it could be an interesting look at Scampston. His design was conceived in 1999. Scampston's noble experiment garnered attention and accolades. Years later, Oudolf 's gardens are mature and established oases on the property with fountains and reflecting pools. If you come in spring, be prepared to be overwhelmed by pale, fresh pinks; in summer, it's all about violets and purples; and autumn ushers in swaths of honey-colored grasses, such as the dramatic Molinia caerulea 'Poul Petersen' moor grass that runs through the close-mown lawn.

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