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Kellie Castle with Balcaskie

Pittenweem KY10 2RF
The National Trust for Scotland and the Anstruther Family
T:01333 720271 (Kellie Castle)
Balcaskie (The Anstruther Family): These superb formal gardens are undergoing a period of imaginative restoration. New parterre borders on the themes of air, earth, fire and water will be ablaze with crocosmia, kniphofia, hedychium and other unusual perennials. These are set off with a variety of dwarf hedging, as alternatives to box is trialled. The garden frames stunning views out to sea.
Kellie Castle (National Trust for Scotland): 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.

Openings:
Saturday/Sunday, 18/19 August, 12pm - 5pm (2018)
Admission £8.00, children free.
· Donation to SGS Beneficiaries.
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