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Cambo and Wormistoune Gardens
August 28 : 10:00 am – 5:00 pm£20.00
There may be last minute cancellations due to changes in Government guidelines relation to the Covid Pandemic. If this is the case you will be notified by email and refunds will be offered.Book Online or send payment by cheque made payable to ‘The Professional Gardeners’ Guild’ to Colin Carmichael, Selma, Old Crieff Road, Aberfeldy, Perthshire PH15 2DH. For more information contact organiser: Colin Carmichael at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01887 829731 for more details.
PGG visit to Cambo and Wormistoune Gardens
Cambo’s 2.5 acre walled garden dates from the 1800’s and our visitors keep describing it as ‘stunning’! We endeavour to create areas of year round interest and the garden is constantly changing, developing and innovating through the passions of our horticulture team. From early interest in our winter gardens (highlighting our Plant Heritage national collection of snowdrops) through to our late season naturalistic plantings and prairie garden (unique in Scotland!) there is always a reason to visit Cambo.
From August our double herbaceous borders are reaching their flowering peak in rich reds, purples and blues. Our annual potager provides a place for experimentation and planting innovation – often flowering from August right through to late November.
A contemporary cutting garden is in development, and our edible garden and orchard provides produce for the café and shop.
The ongoing restoration and transformation of this ‘pocket’ estate’s 17th century Scot’s tower house and gardens continues to evolve and delight. Within the walled garden, imaginatively clipped yew hedges enclose ‘rooms’ filled with luxuriantly planted herbaceous borders, a productive potager garden, wildflower meadows, an intricate box parterre, water features and a magical shade garden which is home to four of Scotland’s largest Griselinia littoralis specimens. In recent years planting has extended into the wider woodland policies and highlights include a new Nuttery (inspired by Sissinghurst), extensive wildflower meadows and waterside plantings surrounding an impressively landscaped pond.
10:00am – 10:30am. Meet at Cambo Garden Cafe, teas, coffee and traybake on arrival.
10:30am – Introduction and guided tour of the garden.
12:30 – 1:30 pm. Lunch – Buy your own at the cafe or bring a picnic.
2:00pm – Visit Wormistoune.
4:00pm – Tea / coffee.
5:00pm – Awa hame for tea.
Address & directions
The Stables Visitor Centre, Cambo Gardens, Kingsbarns, St Andrews, Fife KY16 8QD
Cambo Gardens is on the A917, 6 miles from St Andrews near the village of Kingsbarns.
Wormistoune is one mile north of Crail on the A917 Crail to St Andrews road. KY10 3XH
Cambo Gardens KY16 8QD
Wormistoune KY10 3XH
Cost for day: £20.00 per person which covers entrance to both gardens, guided tours and tea/coffee with home baking on arrival