A cleverly curated estate with extensive gardens and cafe.
About Backhouse Rossie Estate
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 vie 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 seasonal grub grown on-site, which can be washed down with the estate’s freshly-pressed apple juice. And visitors looking for a floral momento should swing by the Backhouse Shop, which sells fresh flowers from the gardens and more.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant, Car Park, Plant Shop/Small Nursery, Farm Shop
Winter: Cherry Blossom
Spring: Daffodils, Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Soft Fruits Garden
Autumn: Autumn Colour, Orchard
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Walk, Wildlife Garden, Little Children's Bear Walk, Grass Labyrinth, Pool/Pond
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Adult: £5.50, Child (5-15): £3.50, Under 5’s: Free, Family (2 adults 2 children): £14.00, Pre-Booked Group (Min 8): £4.50
Concessions: £4.50 concessions for over 60s.
Season ticket prices: Single Season: £16.50, Double Season: £33.00, Family Season: £40.00.
Membership discounts: RHS Free Friday.
Good to Know
Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs on leads (Garden visitors are welcome to walk their dog on a lead on the managed woodland tomb walk).
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Wheelchair Hire: Not available.
Bicycle Storage: Yes - you can lock up your bike at Backhouse Rossie Estate.
Public Transport: Rossie Elm Cottages bus stop, nearest train station Ladybank 3.5 miles distant.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using KY15 7UZ
Last Entry: 30 minutes before ‘Closing Time’.
Size of Site: 110 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Backhouse Rossie Estate in 2021.