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Cambo Estate Gardens

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Address: Cambo Estate | Kingsbarns, St Andrews KY16 8QD, Scotland

Recommended by the Good Garden Guide 2001

2.5 acre Victorian walled garden...

Recommended by the Good Garden Guide 2001

2.5 acre Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn supplying the house with fruit, flowers and vegetables.

*Ornamental potager

*Interest all year round

*Many rare and unusual plants

*Renowned for snowdrops

Open all year round

10.00 am to dusk

Entry by honesty box ?3.00 per adult

Children free

Dogs welcome on leads

Coaches welcome

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Snow drops

Had a lovely visit to Cambo, a must in spring to see the amazing snow drops and lights.Lovely tea room and garden centre.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely visit to Cambo, a must in spring to see the amazing snow drops and lights.Lovely tea room and garden centre.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

We had heard so much about the Cambo Estate, especially the snowdrops. We popped in while staying in St Andrews. The estate is in rather a transition phase at the moment with massive developments on the go. Consequently, it seemed like they weren’t expecting many visitors, to the point where we struggled to find someone to pay our entrance fee... More 

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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

This garden is worth a visit by all plant lovers. The Prairie Garden was at its best. The plants thrive with no staking and to see their movement in the wind gives another dimension. The Walled Garden is vast and although it is towards the end of the season there is still plenty of variety and colour. It was nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Visited with my wife and Labrador. The walled gardens are beautiful and worth seeing. Then went on the woodland walk with our dog which was very relaxing and Oscar (our dog) really enjoyed it. Ended up in the cafe for a drink. Dogs are allowed in just about all areas including the cafe. Very pleasant visit👍

Thank Brian S
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

The two acre (?) walled garden is quite stunning for the depth, variety and longevity of the plantings. A beneficial microclimate enables a huge range of plants to prosper. It's clearly not a finished thing. There are mature areas, some ripe for sorting, and some that are being sorted. I'm not a horticulturalist, my partner is, but even I was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

4 grown ups and 4 kids had a great day on the imagination trail. Kids ranging from nearly 2 to nearly six had a great time splashing in puddles and keeping their eyes open for fairy houses in the trees. A magical fairy door led in to the start of the trail where the children were encouraged to draw, sculpt... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

It costs 5 pounds each to see the gardens. They needed weeding and there were several empty little plots throughout. In the height of summer, I was surprised that it was not more well-groomed and complete.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Absolutely lovely! If you like gardens then you will love this one. The walled garden is huge and full of interesting plants and features. They also welcomed our doggy and he was allowed everywhere we were allowed! The weather was mixed and during a sudden down-pour we took shelter under one of the wooden type pagoda's. For the rest of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016

we visited in the early noughties so was really impressed to see a more mature walled garden. nice feel to the place. good access for infirm, etc. looks like you can b&b too.

1 Thank Rob F
Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Accessible by bus, beach path or road. The best way to arrive is from the Fife Coastal Path. A lovely cool walk through deciduous native trees by the byrne, where in Spring there are carpets of snowdrops and in Summer is the scent of wild garlic, brings you to the house and gardens. The grounds are open to the public... More 

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