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Events at Cambo


What’s On at Cambo Gardens

Events at Cambo Gardens – September to December 2019

We are delighted to offer a varied programme of events linked to national initiatives including Foraging fortnight and Scottish Tree festival.

For more information please contact or 01333 451040

Chilli Con Cambo – Autumn Colour and heat mini tours

A quick fire 30 minute tour around our Chilli Con Cambo displays showcasing tomatoes, chillis, beans and aubergines all ingredients in our homegrown ‘Chilli Con Cambo’ followed by a visit to the late season Potager and Prairie garden bursting with late season colour and insect life.

Tuesdays: 3,10, 17, 24 Sept, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct

1.30 – 2pm

Free with garden entry

Babes in The Woods

Wed 4th September 2019

Come and enjoy a family forage walk around the estate for your little ones. Buggy and dog friendly finishing with a visit to the café.

Meet at Visitor Centre Shop.

10 – 11.30am Free with garden entry

Foraging in the Garden

Wed 4th September 2019

Join Shelley in the garden to forage for produce, learn about what to harvest and when and enjoy picking up some tips from our gardening team on how to maximise your yield.

6:00pm - 8:00pm £5 booking essential on 01333 451040 or

Chilli Con Cambo – family drop in sessions

Join us for some chilli facts, activities and maybe tasting too if you are feeling brave!

Sats 14, 21 and 28 September

10.30 – 12.30

Free with garden entry

Foraged Natural Syrup Making Workshop

Sun 15th September 2019

Join Anna Kinross for a sweet and special forage collecting ingredients for a natural syrup to cook up in the outdoor kitchen and take home to sweeten your dishes.

Booking essential on 01333 451040 or

10:30am - 1:00pm £10 adults £5 kids

En Plein Air – painting with Philippa Mitchell

Sat 21 September 2019

Join Philippa in the garden for seasonal sketching and painting ‘en plein air’ taking colourful inspiration from the Prairie garden and late season herbaceous borders (and in the glasshouses in case of inclement weather!)

Bring your own materials for both drawing and painting including a sketchbook or paper and a board, (tabletop easels are available). We will gather to share our work during the day, exploring approaches and styles that suit working outdoors.

10.30 – 4pm Booking essential on 01333 451040 or

£50 including coffee and a lovely lunch

Developing a cutting garden – masterclass workshop

Sunday 29 September

Enjoy a Sunday morning in the walled garden… Take inspiration and advice from Head of Horticulture Fay McKenzie to develop your own cut flower garden. With insights into floristry, sustainability and seasonal interest. Reduce your flower miles forever. Cut a vase of flowers from the garden to take home too… This is the last cutting garden workshop of the season.

Bookable: 01333 451040

£45 / £36 RHS

Colour and heat – seasonal supper night

Friday 27 September

Inspired by our Chilli Con Cambo theme and seasonal garden bounty join us for a special supper night in the Cambo café.

7pm till late

Bookable: 01333 451040

£30 per person, three course menu

Grow your own: harvest evening

Wed 2 Oct: 6-8pm 

Enjoy spending an evening in the edible garden and the wider estate with one of our skilled gardeners learning how to maximise your yield and pick up some planting tips along the way. We will be celebrating the species of plants around Cambo and visit the Edible gardens.

Adult: £5.00 Child: £2.50

Babes in the wood – Toddler & Baby tree hunt

Wed 2 Oct: 10:00 - 11:30am

Come with your wee ones and enjoy a treasure hunt to explore the woodlands here at Cambo. This guided walk will explore the interesting trees with a fun educational twist. No age limits as all routes are buggy friendly.

Free with garden entry

Wooden spoon carving workshop

Sun 6 Oct: 10am – 4pm

Wood crafter Lotte Kravitz leads a spoon carving workshop using wood from Cambo Estate. You will learn about the tools required and how to use them, sharing skills you can continue to use at home.

Adult price: £45

Cambo Kids Camp

Mons 7, 14, 21 Oct: 9am – 5pm

Cambo is a great place for your children to experience the outdoors. Our camps are to have fun, make friends get fit and learn with varied creative, muddy and foodie activities. Suitable for P1 – P7.

Child price: £35 full day £17.50 half day

Cambo Tree treasure hunt

12 Oct: 10am – 5pm

Come and have fun in the Cambo woodlands! Drop in and pick up a self-led tree treasure hunt sheet from the shop and go and appreciate the trees we have on the estate.

Free with Garden Entry

Cambo Apple Gala

16 Oct: 12noon – 4pm

Come and join our annual Cambo Apple Gala with lots of apple pressing, apple tours, toffee apples, apple printing… Celebrate the birthday of the Stables with us and lots and lots of apples!

Free with Garden Entry

Woodland trust Walk and talk

20 Oct: 1-3pm

Join Ian Baird from the Woodland trust for fun, facts and ID spotting through Cambo Woods.

Suitable for all ages.

Free with Garden Entry

Recording Ancient trees

26 Oct:1-3pm

Join Judy Dowling, Cambo volunteer and also an Ancient Tree Recorder to find out about The Ancient Tree Inventory (ATI) a living database of over 170,000 ancient, veteran and notable trees.

Free with Garden Entry

Day of the Dead Supper Club

Sat 2 Nov: 6pm – 10.30pm

Come and join us for a feast by fire light with fresh produce from the gardens, herb infused cocktails and entertainment. Our fantastic face painter make you look fabulously “day of the dead” ready for the party...

Adult price: £30

Samhain family fire party

Sun 3 Nov:4-7pm

Our annual Samhain fire Party, a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. Create a fantastic willow lantern to guide us through the garden to our secret Samhain bonfire. Dog and buggy friendly.

Adult price: 5.50 Child price: 2.00

Family Festive print workshop with Nicki Bradwell

9 Nov: 10:30 - 12.00

Join print maker Nicki Bradwell for a fun family workshop. Try a variety of printing techniques including mono-printing, foam press printing and collagraph. All material and equipment provided. Wear old clothes!

Child price: £4 Booking:

Festive Print workshop with Nicki Bradwell

9 Nov: 1-4pm

Come and design your own card, or experiment with repeat pattern work, perfect for complete beginners as well as experienced artists. Using simple techniques for striking results, this workshop gives you all the skills you need for tabletop linocut printmaking.

Adult price: £30 Booking:

Cambo Christmas Makers Market

Sat 16 and Sun 17 Nov 10am – 4pm

Craft and foodie stalls, seasonal food, music, entertainment and activities for all of the family with a whole lot of festive cheer thrown in!

Contemporary Wreaths and decorations

Weds 4 and 11 Dec: 5.30 – 8.30pm

Using Cambo willow, dried flowers and greenery create sustainable festive decorations for your home using a variety of techniques.

Booking essential on 01333 451040, £30

Traditional Cambo Moss Wreath workshop

Sat 7 Dec: 1-5pm

Learn the skills to create a show stopping traditional moss wreath for a very festive front door.

Booking essential on 01333 451040, £45

For more information and to book:

01333 451040

Cambo Heritage Trust: registered charity SC028131


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