Like any older house, the spaces within Scamander Park are erratic in size and warmth. Some parts of the buildings are colder than others, some rooms are little more than nooks. Regulators are often grouped two to an office, depending on how many are currently employed. There is one house elf employed by the name of Ibo who takes care of all routine maintenance.
The Grounds Edit
The lane which overlooks the house has been lowered and the removed earth used to make
banks and mounds around the garden.This part of the rear garden is for the most part typically Victorian with mixed borders, rose gardens and flower beds. There are also six rectangular beds behind the house, planted with magical plants, and amongst other things,
phlox, lilies, larkspurs and verbenas.
The lawn contains a lot of moss and common grasses. There are various wild flowers at
certain times of the year, including bird’s foot trefoil, yarrow, common daisy and bulbous buttercup.There are also many kinds of grassland fungi found in the lawn, including
wax caps, earth tongues and fairy clubs. Close to the house can be seen an ancient mulberry tree.
The Kitchen Garden
The brick and flint walls that comprise the walls of the garden are from the 1840s, and were built using local materials. Today these walls support over sixty-five species of lichen, some growing on the lime mortar and others growing on the bricks themselves.Wall ferns also grow in the lime mortar, including maidenhair spleenwort and black spleenwort.
The Sand-walk, or ‘thinking path’, was created in 1846. An acre and a half (0.6 hectares) of land was fenced and planted out with native trees and bushes – hazel, alder, lime, hornbeam, birch, privet and dogwood and a circular path dressed with sandy gravel was laid out. It is said that Ollivander once used the Sand-walk to harvest materials for his wandmaking. A line of hollies runs down the exposed side and wild flowers have been encouraged within the woodland – bluebells, anemones, cowslips, primroses and wild ivy. A wooden summer house still exists at the bottom end though it is falling apart.
Several climbing plants can be seen along the walk, including ivy, wild rose, black and white bryony, and clematis.
A small hot-house was completed in early 1863. This is heated by a boiler and hot water pipes.
The land immediately north of the kitchen garden is isolated and used for experimental magic. A brick laboratory was constructed on the north side of the garden wall, and inside is where most of that work takes place.
Claimed Offices Edit
Office 201: Dexter Cadwallader/Press Office with separated private offices inside
Office 202: Fred Holden/not claimed
Office 203: Viola Marlowe/not claimed
Office 204: Aidan Chambers/not claimed
Office 205: Anthony Goldstein/Infirmary1
1- Euphemia Borage sometimes works out of this space but does not have an assigned office.