NEWS UPDATE FOR 2015
After the appalling Winter of 2010/11 followed by the gales at the beginning of 2012 the Gardens at Wemyss Castle took a severe battering. We lost a considerable number of plants, shrubs and small trees within the Walled garden,including an entire 15’ high Griselina Hedge and not least the five 130 year old James Grieve apple trees around which the Gardens were redesigned in 1994 from out which tumbled roses and Clematis. All very sad of course, but life goes on and Gardens re-invent themselves so we have been very busy all year clearing up the devastation and generally putting a new look into the Gardens, the main emphasis still being Clematis and Roses.
We now house unofficially, a National Collection of Montana Clematis and have currently over 50 different named varieties all flourishing and adorning walls, trees and almost every available space. These are at their best between mid May and early June.
If you are looking for an immaculate weed- free tonsured garden, then we are NOT for you, if however, you would like to come and spend as much time as you like in a beautiful tranquil ongoing garden in glorious surroundings, then you are most welcome to come and share all that we have to offer.
To Visit Wemyss Castle Gardens
The gardens may be visited by prior appointment on weekdays ONLY 9.30 – 6pm from mid April to 31st July.
Entry fee £5.00 per person.
All dogs most welcome but must kept on a lead at ALL times, there are chickens about!!!
To make an arrangement to view please write or email to:
Tel: 01592 652181
OR if no reply try our Caretaker Mike McFarlane Tel no:- 07825 151 479
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Directions to Wemyss Castle Gardens
From A915 1 mile East of Kirkcaldy turn south onto unclassified road to Coaltown of Wemyss, after 1 mile at T junction turn left into Village, after c 500 yards opposite Bowling Green turn right into Castle Driveway, half mile down drive take left hand fork and follow signs to Garden. Parking is in a field so please bring appropriate footwear if wet.
There is a small area contiguous to the walled garden for disabled parking – if making arrangements to visit please notify us should you require to make use of this facility.
The garden may be visited on weekdays, from May to July by prior arrangement only.
PLEASE NOTE: Wemyss Castle is not open to the public.