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CAMBO GARDENS

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Kingsbarns
St Andrews
KY16 8QD

On A917 between Kingsbarns & Crail.

8 acres

Tel
01333 451040

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm, Feb–Oct; 10am-4pm, Nov–Jan.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.

Facilities

  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • National Plant Collections
  • Prairie/naturalistic planting
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Cambo Heritage Trust

Cambo's large walled garden is built around the Cambo Burn, which, with its summerhouse, willows, elegant wrought-iron bridges and waterfall, gives the garden its unique soft and informal character. The inspirational herbaceous displays incorporate rarely-seen plants and are constantly evolving. There are also masses of spring bulbs, a lilac walk, rambler roses and spectacular late-season herbaceous borders.    

An ornamental potager and cutting garden add to the variety, and a ‘no dig’ edible garden supplies produce for the café and shop at the Stables Visitor Centre. Wider grounds include a North American prairie and stunning winter garden, showcasing Cambo’s famous snowdrop collection. Woodland walks lead down to the sea, spectacular from February to mid-March when carpeted with aconites, snowflakes and snowdrops.    

The Stables Visitor Centre houses an extensive plant and craft shop with creative vegetarian cooking coming from the café with courtyard seating. Families with young children can enjoy a woodland trail and nature play area.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.