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Backhouse Rossie Estate

A cleverly curated estate with extensive gardens and cafe.

  • 4.6

  • from 105 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 Wednesday - Sunday 1st April - 26th September 2021

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


Events available

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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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Upcoming events

Scotland’s Daffodil Festival

Apr 09 - Apr 10 10:00-17:00

Uplifting spring event for all the family. Stunning Daffodil Displays inside and in the grounds see some of the original first daffodils created from the Wordsworth style Narcissus. Beautiful scented, heritage and modern varieties. Festival Cafe, food and drink and artisan stalls, plant sales, garden fete stalls including Coconut Shy and Hook a Duck. Little children's Bear Walk, Walled Garden spring plantings, Woodland Walk lined by daffodils (with children’s quiz), well behaved dogs on leads are allowed on the woodland walk.

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RHS Members

Free entry on Fridays.

Google reviews

  • 4.6

  • from 105 Google reviews

Jackie Nicholson

5 months ago


This is a lovely place, with free entry to cafe and nearby surroundings. You pay to visit the beautiful gardens. Friend and I just had a very relaxing few hours there.

Lorraine Allaway

6 months ago


Beautiful gardens could have stayed longer, but had another visit to make that day. Found some inspiration for a long wall in my own garden .


4 months ago


Love the frequent visits here. A lot of ground to cover but it's more like an escape than that walk your mum would drag you on. Highly recommended.

Evelyn Mullen

7 months ago


Lovely and rustic with old house. Not overstated - walled gardens a joy. Tea room good 👍

Richard Allan

4 months ago


Beautiful spot for my sister to get married. Would recommend to anyone

Contact the garden

08444 145 803

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