About the garden
Trustees, 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.