Head to the renowned St Andrews Botanic Garden and admire 18 acres of landscaped garden. Wander down sheltered paths dappled with trees to uncover ponds and herbaceous borders. In the greenhouses, you’ll find plants from warmer climates such as South East Asia.
Cambo Estate is ideal for an afternoon walk around the contemporary yet romantic flower gardens. Stroll through the informal woodland to reach the Victorian walled garden designed around the Cambo burn with waterfall and rose-clad wrought-iron bridges. Cambo is also one of the many locations that take part in the annual Scottish Snowdrop Festival during February and March when the estate is bathed in beautiful snowdrops. It also holds a Tulip Festival in May, when the gardens are a riot of colour, and a Rose Festival in June, when you can see a number of historic roses.
Take a wander through Pittencrieff Park in Dunfermline, known locally as ‘The Glen’, explore the beautiful loch and woodlands at Townhill Country Park or walk through the Victorian Beveridge Park, located in the heart of Kirkcaldy.
Many of Fife's historic buildings also have beautiful gardens. Step back in time with a visit to the reconstructed 17th century walled garden at Culross Palace, which contains herbs, vegetables and fruit trees.
Gardening enthusiasts will love the beautiful walled garden in the castle grounds of Aberdour, which features scented flowers and terraces as well as a stunning beehive-shaped dovecot.
Kellie Castle dates back to the 14th century and is the former home of the famous Lorimer family who restored the castle and grounds to its former glory. Take a wander around the stunning Victorian garden which is organically managed.
Spend a few hours in the beautiful gardens of Falkland Palace and stroll across the green lawns, taking in the colourful flowers and unusual shrubs. Step into the orchard full of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees set against the palace and East Lomond Hill.
If you’re visiting in June, don’t miss out on a rare chance to visit some of the region's best private gardens at the annual Fife Garden Festival. From pocket handkerchiefs bursting with colour to sweeping lawns dotted with ponds and statues, the diversity of these beautiful, creative gardens is truly fascinating. Find out more about festivals and events in Fife for great days out throughout the year.