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Cambo Gardens

Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.

  • 4.7

  • from 58 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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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 58 Google reviews

Sophie H

2 months ago

5

I loved it here! The gardens were fairly bare but as we are coming out of winter I guessed as much. We walked to the beach from there and also had a bite to eat and a hot drink which was lovely. Great for vegan food.

R Chalm

a month ago

5

Beautiful garden and surroundings, nice walks, lovely plants and gifts for sale. Similarly, the cafe is also fabulous with nice staff and a good selection of sweet and savory options. I have to say it was the best lunch experience we have had for a number of years! Highly recommend.

Lynne Bell

a month ago

5

Lovely afternoon walk in the grounds, despite the weather today. Warm welcome received in the cafe from kind, friendly staff. Delighted cater for vegans and the dogs were well looked after too!

Jennifer Roberts

in the last week

5

Beautiful garden and lovely woodland walk to the beach. Lots of places to sit and admire the plants. Great cafe too.

Gaynor Randlesome

3 weeks ago

5

A beautiful place whatever the season. Had a lovely soup and cheese scone, followed later by tea and gluten free raspberry cake. The food brilliant but it was a little disorganised.

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01333 451 040

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