Richly planted walled garden set in a large estate.
About Cambo Gardens
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.
Toilets, Toilets with Wheelchair Access, Cafe/Restaurant - Outdoor Seating, Car Park (Free), Playground, Gift Shop, Plant Shop/Small Nursery, Garden Centre/Large Nursery, Historic Home
Winter: Winter Garden, Snowdrops
Spring: Daffodils, Cherry Blossom, Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders, Wildflower Meadow
Autumn: Orchard, Autumn Colour
Year-Round: Fernery, Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Kitchen Garden, Vegetable Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Walk, Wildlife Garden/Nature Trail, Stream/River, Greenhouses/Glasshouses
Additional features: Woodland Play Area, Fairy Trail, Tamworth Pigs
Tickets & Discounts
Day ticket prices: Adults £6.50 (£7.20 with Gift Aid), Children Free.
Concessions: Carers Free.
Season ticket prices: Individual £22, Joint £35.
Gardeners' World 2 for 1
Historic Houses (HHA)
Good to Know
Dog Walking: Yes - Dogs on leads.
Family Friendly: Yes - Children of all ages.
Wheelchair & Pushchair Access: Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).
Wheelchair Hire: Yes - There may be a spare wheelchair available.
Bicycle Storage: Yes - You can lock up your bike.
Public Transport: Yes - 95 bus from Leven to St Andrews passes the end of the driveway.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using KY16 8QD.
Last Entry: Same as 'Closing Time'.
Size of Site: 1200 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Cambo Gardens in 2021.