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 as well as the Christmas Food and Craft Fair.

Cambolicious Beer Festival Saturday 17th November 2018 2pm – 8pm. For details and tickets click this link

Christmas Food and Craft Fair Sunday 18th November 2018 11am – 4pm Entry costs £1 / children free

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.

Opening Times Daily 10am – 5pm

Accessibility – The Stables Visitor Centre is fully accessible. Garden paths are wheelchair and buggy friendly. woodland paths vary in surface with steps in parts.

Parking – Free accessibility parking for visitors, plus a coach drop off point.

Admission – Stable Visitor Centre, play area and Glingbobs Woodland Trail free entry. Gardens £5.50 carers and under 16s free entry

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

 

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Refurbished Stable Block

 

 

 

 

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Cambo Burn runs through the garden

 

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The naturalistic plantings have a modern feel

 

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

 

 

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Cacti in the newly built greenhouses

 

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The recently completed greenhouse

 

 

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

 

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Children’s Play Area

 

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Children’s Play Area

 

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