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Backhouse Rossie Estate

A cleverly curated estate with extensive gardens and cafe.

  • 4.7

  • from 142 Google reviews

Backhouse Rossie Estate
Backhouse Rossie Estate

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About the garden

Fife’s Backhouse Rossie Estate is an RHS partner garden and for good reason. Just seeing the national collection of delicate daffodils housed here, (known as the Narcissus Backhouse cultivars) is worth a visit alone, but visitors are also dazzled by the magnificent scented rose archway, said to be the longest in Scotland.

A garden for all the seasons, the summer months see herbaceous borders and colourful perennials vying for attention while the towering Champion Trees and woodland walk offer up an enticing pallet of autumnal colours. Within the carefully restored walled garden, you’ll also find a medieval-style grass labyrinth decorated with alliums, the serene waters of a formal pond and lovingly renovated orchards. The estate is also packed with a host of small surprises, from a lovely Fern Walk and shade border to a children’s Bear Walk to keep the little ones happy.

For those looking for activities beyond the garden, there is a 9-hole putting golf course for families. The Garden Café serves up delicious home-cooked food grown on-site, which goes perfectly with the estate’s freshly-pressed apple juice. If you're looking for a floral momento, just swing by the Backhouse Shop, which sells fresh flowers from the gardens and more.

Opening times

10AM - 4PM (last entry 3.30PM) April - September Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, some Saturdays and Sunday October - December Weekends only

Useful details

Garden area

110 Acres

Dog walking

undefined Yes - Dogs on leads (Garden visitors are welcome to walk their dog on a lead on the managed woodland tomb walk).

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - you can lock up your bike at Backhouse Rossie Estate.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a plant shop.

Fife, KY15 7UZ

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Find the garden

Backhouse Rossie Estate
KY15 7UZ
Sat Nav Postcode
KY15 7UZ
Public Transport
Rossie Elm Cottages bus stop, nearest train station Ladybank 3.
5 miles distant.
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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 142 Google reviews

Elizabeth Kell

8 months ago


Beautiful walled garden, lovely well kept grounds, nice cafe with indoor and outdoor seating, plants for sale, loved exploring the walk to the covenanters tomb. Perfect way to spend a few hours. Loved it.

Vivienne Calgaro

8 months ago


The gardens at Backhouse ate beautiful. There's a wonderful opening for a bit more history info as one walks round. Nice food at the cafe but I think that if you pay to go round the gardens a free coffee/tea could be offered.

Kathryn Barrow

8 months ago


This is a hidden gem in Fife. We had a lovely lunch sitting outside and then wandered around the beautiful gardens and woods. It's an idyllic setting that every keen gardener will be delighted by

Shona Norman

5 months ago


This is a lovely place to visit. The gardens and walks are beautiful. The cafe is great and I highly recommend their bacon rolls.

Pauline Reading

6 months ago


We only discovered this rhs jewel! Lovely garden and longest rose arch in Scotland! Plants for sale and great wee tea room! Great value £5 entry including parking! Great place to see seasonally and to meet a friend for catch up!

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08444 145 803

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