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Backhouse Rossie Estate

A cleverly curated estate with extensive gardens and cafe.

  • 4.6

  • from 118 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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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

  • 4.6

  • from 118 Google reviews

Susan Barrett

4 weeks ago


What a joyous place. Not that easy to find but a glorious garden at this time of year. If you love daffodils and are interested in there history and cultivation this is a gem. A sweet little tearoom.

Elizabeth Kell

in the last week


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.

Ann Ritchie

a month ago


Beautiful at this time of year. Wonderful variety of daffodils. Lovely cafe with very friendly staff. Lovely but garden not huge so it's an hour or 2s visit not an all day thing.

Amy Penman

a month ago


Beautiful, idyllic litte hidden gem. Wonderful for a quiet walk amongst beautiful botanics. Totally timeless.

Louise Christie

a month ago


We got a grand day for our belated visited.....the remainder of the Daffs still looked lovely & the gardens were stunning. I look forward to more visits through out the year .. thank you.

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08444 145 803

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