“Stunning! One of the best gardens I’ve ever visited. Love the colour schemes, variety, textures in an amazing setting…”
“Fantastic garden to visit some stunning planting, Oudolf inspired area was in stunning condition in July.”
“Probably the best place to completely unwind in Britain for me is the walled garden at Cambo on the Fife coast. I could wax lyrical about it all day, but really you should go and see it for yourself…”
Cambo’s 2.5 acre walled garden dates from the 1800’s and our visitors keep describing it as ‘stunning’! We endeavour to create areas of year round interest and the garden is constantly changing, developing and innovating through the passions of our horticulture team. From early interest in our winter gardens (highlighting our Plant Heritage national collection of snowdrops) through to our late season naturalistic plantings and prairie garden (unique in Scotland!) there is always a reason to visit Cambo.
We welcome group visits and can tailor tours from general to specialist groups and have facilities to cater for parties up to 100. Themed and seasonal interest tours are available year round and the horticulture team deliver a programme of courses and workshops too. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information and availability.
Cambo looks after the Plant Heritage national snowdrop collection, and we have over 350 varieties. During snowdrop season follow the markers through the stunning winter gardens or pick up a map to discover a wonderful array of snowdrops and aconites carpeting the woodlands all the way down to the sea. You can also join one of the Garden Team on regular tours to discover more about Galanthus, and the long association with Cambo.
As the snowdrop season ends, the woodlands explode with colour as daffodils, tree blossom and primroses take the stage, providing an understated beauty as they nestle along Cambo burn. As May approaches, the woodlands are filled with the aroma of Wild Garlic with their distinctive explosion of white spiky flowers.
From May to early June the walled garden is filled with our extensive allium collection popping blues and purples everywhere with our magical lilac walk adding further colour and fragrance.
In June our historic rose collection fills the walled garden with colour and fragrance with Lady Erskine leading regular tours of their stories and significance at Cambo.
From August our double herbaceous borders are reaching their flowering peak in rich reds, purples and blues. Our annual potager provides a place for experimentation and planting innovation – often flowering from August right through to late November.
A contemporary cutting garden is in development, and our edible garden and orchard provides produce for the café and shop.