Scotland's Gardens

Balcaskie

 

Kellie Castle with Balcaskie

Description

BALCASKIE: In 1905 George Elgood wrote that Balcaskie was 'one of the best and most satisfying gardens in the British Isles'. Over the centuries, the gardens have seen input from Gilpin, Bryce & Nesfield. Today the gardens are at the start of a period of restoration with help from the National Trust for Scotland.
KELLIE CASTLE: This superb garden, around 400 years old, was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century. The Arts and Crafts style garden has a selection of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, cultivated organically and hosts an amazing 30 varieties of rhubarb and 75 different types of apple.

Directions

Access to Balcaskie and Kellie Castle via Kellie Castle only, a free minibus will transport visitors between the gardens. B9171, three miles NNW of Pittenweem. There is bus from local villages available by pre-booking.

Garden Openings

Sunday 23 July 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Admissions

£8.00 for entrance to both gardens

Beneficiaries

Donation to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Home-made teas available.
  • Plant stall

Contact

The Anstruther Family and The National Trust for Scotland
Pittenweem
KY10 2RF

Location

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