Calling all Gardeners, Neuk Hoose's Green Fingered list
By AMS, Jun 9 2017 10:25AM
I know most garneners find it difficult to take a week off in June and July but how about a holiday from the weeding and the mowing? Come and stay at our holiday cottage in Fife and be inspired with a Garden tour free from the need to acutally lift a finger yourself.
Whilst our Holiday let in Crail may not have its own garden, we have a sunny bench you can enjoy your cuppa on and plan which garden you are going to visit.
Here's a list, by no means exhaustive but all the gardens on it are less than 15 miles away.
Cambo House, no list of gardens near Crail could be without it! Beautiful woodland walks and unusual plants for sale, the walled garden is said to be one of the finest in Scotland.
Scotlands Garden Open Scheme is a very informative website with all the dates of private gardens who are only open perhaps one or two days a year. Of particular interest is the Fife Garden Trail which runs from late June to early July and consists of 9 privetly woned gardens all different but equally fascinating, 5 of which have never or rarely opened to the public.
Some other gardens within a stones throw of Crail are:
Balcarres House near Colinsburgh
Kellie Castle, Colinsburgh
Hill of Tarvit near Ceres
Earlshall Castle, Leuchars
There are gardens open in Crail and Pittenweem too, see the Scotlands' Garden open scheme website for details.
St Andrew's Botanic garden is a hidden gem if you want to escape from golf for a while!