Cambo 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 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 £7.50 carers and under 16s free entry. For online payments and annual passes click this link

Cambo Garden – A visit to the garden in Winter.

There is always something to see no matter what time of year you visit the garden. See our video shot on our visit to the garden in January.

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 Crail Small Gardens

Refurbished Stable Block
Cambo Burn runs through the garden
A walk in the garden
The naturalistic plantings have a modern feel
Painted lady Butterfly
A Red Admiral Butterfly enjoys the many beautiful flowers in the garden
Cacti in the newly built greenhouses
Cambo Garden
The recently completed greenhouse
The new coffee shop located in the stable block Cambo Heritage Centre
Cambo Garden
Children’s Play Area
Cambo Garden
Children’s Play Area


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Blog updated January 2024

Below is another video we took on a visit to the garden in May 2023. We do hope you enjoy watching.

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