Visit to Cambo Heritage Centre & Garden

Cambo Heritage Centre and Garden is situated on the A917 between Crail and St Andrews and is a great day out for all the family with its walled garden, woodland walks and children’s play area.

Cambo Events

Over the years we have been regular visitors to the garden and attended events during the year.  Cambo is probably best known for the Snowdrop Festival which takes place in February and March however there are a great many other events taking place throughout the year such as Cambolicious Craft Beer Festival in November. See below a list of events taking place in May 2018.

Cambo Walled Garden

We have seen a lot of very positive development which has made Cambo what it is today. The Victorian Walled Garden is beautiful at any time of year. The naturalistic plantings have a modern feel. The Cambo Burn runs through the garden and offers a feeling of peace and tranquility at any time of year. If you are holidaying in St Andrews, the East Neuk of Fife, staying at Sandcastle Cottage or visiting the area on a day trip then Cambo Gardens and Heritage Centre are well worth a visit. There is ample car parking and a good access road. For those looking to use public transport the 95 bus stops outside the main gate.

The old Stable Block has recently been redeveloped and now has a visitor centre, cafe and shop. The north courtyard area has three learning and training spaces. These spaces enable courses, workshops, talks and volunteering projects linked to the gardens and woodlands including woodcraft, cookery, art, craft and horticulture.

A range of events take place throughout the year. If you want more information about specific events then go to the trust website.

For the children there is a brand new adventure playground where young children can play in a woodland setting. Or why not visit and feed the piglets.

There are a number of well marked nature walks throughout the estate. We particularly like wandering down to the foreshore and along the beach.

There are opportunities to volunteer with Cambo Heritage Trust and assist with horticulture in the gardens with varied learning programmes to suit people of all ages.

More Gardens to Visit in the Area

For suggestions on other gardens to visit in the area see our blog post 3 Beautiful Gardens to Visit  

Other Gardening events taking place during the year are Kingsbarns Small Gardens or Crail Small Gardens



Refurbished Stable Block






Cambo Burn runs through the garden



The naturalistic plantings have a modern feel



A Red Admiral Butterfly enjoys the many beautiful flowers in the garden




Cacti in the newly built greenhouses



The recently completed greenhouse




The new coffee shop located in the stable block Cambo Heritage Centre



Children’s Play Area



Children’s Play Area

Events taking place at Cambo in May

Sat 12 May
Cambolicious – see for details
Sun 13 May
Cambo Wedfest – see for details

Saturday 26 May
Family Adventure Club
10 – 11.30am
Wild woodland activities for little ones and their grown- ups.
Kids only Adventure Club
1pm – 3pm
Wild woodland adventures for kids over 6.

Sunday 27 May
Wild Garlic and Alliums Sketch walk – Adults
12 – 4.30pm
Join artist Judith Heald for a creative walk exploring our stunning alliums, sketching and returning to the studio to develop colourful artwork over tea and bakes.

Sunday 27 May
Modern Woodland Garden- One day course with Elliott Forsyth
An in depth look at designing the modern woodland garden and its key plants
£45 (RHS £36)

Creative Courses @ Cambo – Tuesdays through May
Portraiture Class with Judith Heald – 2-4pm (£16 per class, come along and try and join at any time)

Dynamic Drawing Class (Figure drawing) – 6-9pm (£25 per workshop, come along and try and join at any time)

Materials for art classes provided and no experience necessary.

Wednesdays @ Cambo through May:
Babes in the Woods – 10am Buggy/ Sling walk for little ones in woods. Free Self led walks with trails and maps to get to know the estate and explore with your children and end up with a cuppa and cake at Nosebag Café.
First Wednesday of the month – a guided walk and activity in the morning and afternoon – more info to follow.

Cambo Crafters – fortnightly meet in Nosebag Café from 6.30-9pm. Come along and skill share using materials provided or bring your own project. Get in touch for dates and info

For more info and all bookings – 01333 451040

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