Blooming summer festival at Cambo Gardens

Fri 29 Jun 18

Blooming summer festival. Cambo Gardens is at its most magical between July and September. From the displays of historic roses and lilies and endless herbaceous borders to get lost in- to the annual magic of the potager.  Events and activities linked to the beautiful blooms will take place across the summer including late night access to the gardens on Wednesday evenings and specialist walks with Lady Catherine Erskine. 


Blooming summer festival… family events 

Adventure clubs

Saturdays 30 June & 28 July

Family Adventure Club – Wild woodland activities for little ones and their grown-ups. 10-11.30am FREE

Kids Only Club – Wild woodland adventures for over 6’s. 1-3pm £4. To book: [email protected]


Summer woodland clubs with Chris Childe

9-12 July / 23-27 July 10am – 4pm.  For costs & booking contact: [email protected]

Forest School Leader Chris Childe hosting woodland clubs at Cambo for children age 6-12.


Summer sizzle family drop ins: 12noon – 3pm FREE

Monday 2 July – Beach Fun at Cambo Sands meet at Stables at 12 – bring a picnic, rock pooling & camp fire.

Monday 9 July – Treasure Hunt through the woods organised by Kingsbarns Community Council

12-1.30pm bring a picnic round the camp fire 1.30 – Treasure Hunt begins

Monday 23 July – Gardening activities for all the family- get stuck in the mud and pick some fruit and veg!

Monday 13 August – Bring your bike to Cambo – Cycling round the woods and meet our bike mechanic to learn how to look after your bike. Hot chocolate, ice cream to enjoy afterwards.


Family learning roadshow and Lammas Fire Party FREE [PHOTOCALL 3PM]

Tuesday 31 July 2-5pm

Music, crafts, muddy activities and more for all the family with lots of local voluntary organisations. Hosted by Cambo Heritage Trust and the Family learning Roadshow Team.


Summer creative workshops: all 2 - 4pm.

Limited spaces, booking advisable via [email protected]

Monday 16 July – Macramé with Penny Sinclair. The art of knotting with rope and string to make decorative hangings and plant holders – suitable for all ages (young ones will need help from their grown-ups) £4 per child

Monday 30 July – Recycled creatures with Julia Complin – animal puppets using recyclable materials – basics supplied, but if you have some old odd socks, bring them along! £4 per child

Monday 6 August – Adventures in plant medicine - Herbal helper scavenger hunt making real magic potions to take home. £4 per child


Family yoga in the walled garden

Tuesday 10 & 17 July 10am. For costs and bookings contact: [email protected]

Join Sarah Brassey from Warm Hearts Yoga for family yoga sessions inspired by nature.


Babes in the Woods

Wednesdays at 10am 4, 11, 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 15 August

Buggy/ Sling walks for little ones in the woods. Led walks with trails and maps to get to know the estate or activities for wee ones in the nature play area and end with a cuppa and a cake in Nosebag Café. Drop in, free.

Blooming summer festival… for adults

Cambo Crafters at Nosebag café

Wed 18, 25 July, 1, 8, 15, 22 August 6.30 – 9pm

Join our friendly bunch of crafters. skill share using materials provided or bring your own project.


Garden course - Planning the Cutting Garden – grow your own blooms

19 August 2-4pm

Cost: £25. Supporters and RHS: £20. For additional Info and booking contact: [email protected]


What’s blooming in the garden? Mon 2 July – Fri 24 August

Weekday garden tour 1.30 - 2pm. Free with garden entry. 


Rose walks with Lady Erskine Wednesday 4 and Saturday 7 July 2pm. £5, booking advisable. [PHOTOCALL WED 4TH 2.30PM]

The history of the walled garden, Cambo Estate and the fabulous rose collection


Summer evenings in the garden

Every Wednesday 18 July – 22 August. Late night access until 9pm including garden tour at 7pm



The Stables Visitor Centre

The Stables Visitor Centre at Cambo Gardens in Fife is now open following a £4m redevelopment, providing exhibition space, Tack Room Shop selling produce, plants and gifts, ‘Nosebag’ dog friendly café serving locally sourced traditional vegan and GF Friendly Scottish food, several flexible learning spaces and gateway to Cambo’s beautiful walled gardens, woodland and new nature playground.   The Stable block dates from the 1760’s and a new interactive heritage exhibition highlights the history of Cambo Estate and the local area. There is a broad ranging education and volunteering programme -  including school visits, family learning and children’s events. Cambo Gardens and The Stables Visitor Centre are operated by Cambo Heritage Trust who are grateful to the generosity of Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic Environment Scotland who have supported the project alongside many local trusts, foundations and individuals. 

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Cambo Gardens

Cambo Gardens comprise a 2.5 acre Georgian walled garden with Cambo burn running through the centre and Japanese Tea house and interesting sculptures of interest throughout.

Alongside snowdrops the garden is famed for its tulips, roses and double herbaceous borders and provides year-round interest. A North American Prairie Garden unique in Scotland provides a wild and immersive colourful feast for bees and butterflies each autumn. 

A new Horticulture and Enterprise Manager, Fay McKenzie has recently been appointed with a passion for developing our cut flowers from the garden and will be running a course on 19 August on how to plan a cutting garden.  Three Modern Apprentices in Horticulture funded by ‘Our Bright Future’ a programme to enable young people to develop careers in the environmental sector joined the team in spring.


Cambo Gardens & The Stables Visitor Centre – KEY INFO

Open daily from 10am – 5pm

Nosebag café for lunches & home baking with daily vegan and gluten free options

Dog friendly everywhere

Cambo grown plants, produce, cut flowers from the garden & local crafts

Woodland walks to award winning beach

Nature play area and family woodland trail

Visitor centre, play area, café and shop, free to access

Entry to gardens- adults £5.50, U16’s / carers free

Enjoy year-round garden visits as a supporter

Accessible parking and paths

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