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Cambo Gardens

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

  • 4.7

  • from 91 Google reviews

Flowers in a field at Cambo gardens
Flowers in a field at Cambo gardens

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About the garden

A meandering and densely planted open garden on the east coast of Scotland, set within a 1200 acre estate. Cambo offers amazing variety, from the alliums, lilacs and roses in its walled garden to one of the UK’s most impressive collections of snowdrops.

One of the most interesting features of the Georgian walled garden is the burn – a gently flowing stream - that runs through it down to the sea. Start with a view of the whole garden by the twisted weeping willow, then wander past herbaceous borders packed with late-season naturalistic and prairie-style plants. In the winter, don’t miss the surrounding woodland, home to birch trees and 350 types of snowdrop.

Children will love playing in the Lost Elf Village or spying on each other through the spider hole. Don’t forget to stop by the cafe for a good cup of tea and some delicious fresh vegetarian and vegan food, cooked with produce grown on site. There are exciting plans for a contemporary cutting garden, and you can also buy plants in the stables.

Go on a tour of the gardens with Lady Catherine Erksine, who has lived at Cambo House since 1976. Learn about its history as well as its quirkier features, and which parts of the garden really come to life at different points in the year.

Opening times

OPEN every day 10am - 4pm (last entry 3.30pm) Entry via new Stables Visitor Centre

Useful details

Garden area

1200 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

Wheelchair hire

Wheelchairs are available for hire. There may be a spare wheelchair available.

Fife, KY16 8QD

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Cambo Gardens
KY16 8QD
Sat Nav Postcode
KY16 8QD
Public Transport
95 bus from Leven to St Andrews passes the end of the driveway.
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Under 16s are free.

RHS and Historic Houses (HHA) members have free entry with valid card.

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Google reviews

  • 4.7

  • from 91 Google reviews

Seonaid Millar

a month ago


Beautiful and very interesting gardens in a riot of colours at this time of year. Accessible parking is right at the entrance although the cobbled courtyard made it tricky with the wheelchair. Once over that though, the rest of the gardens were quite accessible and it was easy to avoid the steeper slopes by choosing other paths. The cafe is quite large and although the menu is small, there was a good variety and the food was excellent quality.

Iris Politiek

a week ago


During our hike of the Five Coastal Path we had a lovely lunch outside. I opted for the tortilla (which we would call a quiche in the Netherlands) with a salad which was delicious. I loved the elder flower ice tea which can be made sparkling or non-sparkling - my favorite drink of the week. The staff was friendly and the surroundings scenic. Please note, if you want to access the gardens you can buy a ticket at the shop.


2 months ago


Lovely place to visit. Beautiful walled garden, woodland walk leading to Kingsbarnes beach and then onto the Fife Coastal Path. Really lovely cafe with a variety of indoor and outdoor eating areas. As far as I found see the menu was mainly vegetarian and vegan. Great selection of cakes and dog friendly. You do pay to walk through the gardens to the beach. Also a small craft shop and some plant sales.

wilf james

a month ago


Lovely place. Beautiful gardens a great beach walk leading to a truly stunning beach. The cafe is very good value and food and drink is excellent. Might want to look at sign placement and how it looks to someone who doesn't know the place. Like what looks like a exit sign at the car park entrance. And the code of conduct for the golf club path is not noticeable till you heading back from the beach. But these were the only minor criticism I could make and it did not spoil our enjoyment of a great day out there.

Darryn gemmell

2 weeks ago


Beautiful walled gardens with a huge variety of flowers. Great cafe on-site with produce grown in their edible garden. Lovely walk down to the beach through the woodlands. Would definitely recommend.

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01333 451 040

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