Outdoor Family Activities

Backhouse at Rossie Estate has a wonderful variety of activities for the whole family. Here is a quick look at what there is to do:

  • A Walk Through History at Rossie Estate discover fascinating facts, explore ancient worlds and find out about the Loch that disappeared.
  • Country house garden and grounds Family outdoor activities in 9 hole putting green on the lawn, short walk to an evergreen Laurel and Yew grotto with a  ‘can you find’ quiz. Woodland Walk in refreshing dappled shade  to Covenanters tomb dating from the 1600’s. Walled Garden – Take a Glimpse into  the historic potting shed and see what working life  was like for the junior gardeners who started their career as young boys. Cafe menu includes children’s options
  • Living Heritage with many Backhouse introduced plants.
  • Backhouse Heritage Daffodils awarded national Collection status
  • RHS Partner Garden
  • Backhouse Centre Scree and Rock Garden new for 2017/2016
  • Historic Walled Garden
  • Delightful Old Potting Shed with old tools & terracotta clay pots
  • Rare plants
  • Garden Sculptures in designed garden
  • Mary Queen of Scots connection
  • Ruined Covenanters Tomb
  • Woodland Walk
  • Champion trees
  • Former Rossie Loch and the impact of the Agricultural Revolution
  • Renewables and recyclables
  • Backhouse Café at Rossie Estate
  • Information area – with histories of some of the people who lived on the estate – we are always interested in hearing your stories about Rossie House, it’s home farm, life  and work on the estate grounds.
Outdoor activities at Rossie Estate