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 vying 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 delicious home-cooked food grown on-site, which goes perfectly with the estate’s freshly-pressed apple juice. If you're looking for a floral momento, just 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
Spring: Daffodils, Cherry Blossom, Bluebells, Perennial Borders
Summer: Roses, Perennial Borders
Autumn: Orchard, Autumn Colour
Year-Round: Walled Garden, Formal Garden, Herb Garden, Woodland Walk, Wildlife Garden/Nature Trail, Pool/Pond
Additional features: Soft Fruits Garden, Little Children's Bear Walk, Grass Labyrinth
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.
- RHS: Free entry on Fridays.
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).
Bicycle Storage: Yes - you can lock up your bike at Backhouse Rossie Estate.
Public Transport: Yes - Rossie Elm Cottages bus stop, nearest train station Ladybank 3.5 miles distant.
Postcode for SatNavs: The garden recommends using KY15 7UZ.
Last Entry: Half an hour before 'Closing Time'.
Size of Site: 110 Acres.
Profile Information: Last updated by Backhouse Rossie Estate in 2021.