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Cambo Gardens

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

  • 4.8

  • from 120 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.

Family

Yes - Children of all ages.

Bicycle storage

Yes - Yes - You can lock up your bike.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).

Shops

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
Fife
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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Google reviews

  • 4.8

  • from 120 Google reviews

Haldis Corry

2 months ago

5

We spent the afternoon at Cambo, walking around the beautiful walled garden. There were so many bees and butterflies which was wonderful to see. We also had cappuccino and cake at the cafe as well as buying some flower bulbs and cooking apples. It's also dog friendly (dog on lead). The staff were also very friendly. There's a short walk to the beach, but we ran out of time. Next time. Just a beautiful and peaceful environment, would highly recommend.

Darryn gemmell

4 months ago

4

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.

Peter Jones

5 months ago

5

An absolutely amazing and glorious garden. Wonderful planting of flowers, great cafe, and a nice walk down to the beach too. Well worth a visit. Friendly staff too!

Magnus C

a month ago

5

It looks awesome in Autumn when much has flowered. The variety of apples was impressive. The shop and Cafe are a must. Lovely woodland walk with Pooh stick bridges down to a most wonderful beach.

Iris Politiek

4 months ago

5

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.

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01333 451 040

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