Wedding Show Rounds are available to book, click here for yours, Elopement, Smaller and Full options available.

The Café and Gardens re-open on the 1st April 2021, we look forward to seeing you then!

Garden Ethos: Like our Quaker Forbears, treading lightly is our aim. In the cafe we talk about food yards not food miles, the garden is run sustainably with biomass heat, rainwater harvesting, we even use recycled timber for our woodland paths.

  • Spring: National Heritage Daffodil Collection, tulips, spring flowers, bulbs, scree and rock garden.
  • Summer: herbaceous borders, rose arches, potager, vegetables, herbs, soft fruits, water feature, grass labyrinth.
  • Autumn: Apple and fruit harvest, dahlias, flowering bulbs including nerines.
  • All year: Woodland walks & Champion trees.

See the National Collection of Backhouse daffodils, Victorian Walled Garden with potager containing cut flowers, herbs, vegetables and soft fruits. Herbaceous Borders, Scented Roses, Water Feature, Espalier Apples, Shade Border and Interesting Grass Labyrinth. A Woodland walk leads to a ruined Covenanter’s tomb. Recycled stone, estate timber and collected rainwater have been used in the garden’s evolving restoration and design story.

The Backhouse Café and Plant Sales

The Café serves organic, fairtrade, Barista coffee, Backhouse blended teas, home baking, breakfasts, light lunches and teas. We use produce from the garden grown free from chemicals and locally sourced ingredients where possible.

Landscape setting, geology and the Loch that disappeared – Come and find out about the history of Rossie Estate, Rossie Loch, the geological events which over time formed the landscape and the family’s and people who lived and worked here, who changed the natural landscape and created a garden.

Living Heritage – Holders of the National Collection of Narcissus – Backhouse Heritage Daffodils 1869-1962 which caused a sensation in their day, winning prestigious prizes, these daffodils changed daffodil raising in this country forever and can be seen in spring.

Development – Continually being developed, with recent addition of a Scree & Rock Garden inspired by our horticultural forbears the Backhouse’s, with plants from their historic nursery included in the plantings.

Plan a day trip to us – we are located on Fife’s core cycle pathway with excellent bird watching over Rossie marshes, the Lomond Hills and Falkland village 3 1/2 miles distant, Scottish Deer Centre 7 miles distant, Fife Folk Museum and the Grizelda Hill Pottery a pleasant drive away in the village of Ceres. Branklyn Gardens, Scone Palace, Perth, Culloden and Stirling Castle of Braveheart fame, all within easy reach of Rossie Estate.

Directions to Backhouse Rossie click here.

The Backhouse Café