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  • Kirklands

    Kirklands, built in 1832 on the site of much older house has been our home for over 40 years. Over the years we have created an ever expanding garden with a woodland garden, herbaceous borders, bog garden, a terraced wall garden on a slope with raised vegetable and flower beds, 18 espalier fruit trees and a display of red and yellow tulips. In the woodland garden there is a carpet of snowdrops followed by bluebells, meconopsis, trilliums, fritillaries, erythroniums, candelabra primulas, rhododendrons and wonderful shrubs and trees all picked for their form and colour. In the bog garden by the side of Saline burn we have giant Gunnera manicata. Over the bridge there is 20 acres of naturally regenerating woodland and a pathway to the village. The herbaceous borders are full of colour from early spring to late autumn and the rockery is amass of dwarf bulbs and dwarf rhododendrons.

    How to find us

    From junction 4 M90 follow B914 to Saline village.
    From A977 take B913 to village.
    Parking in the centre of the village then a short walk of 300 meters to the garden. A limited number of parking spaces available at Kirklands.
    Nearest train station is Dunfermline or Inverkeithing
    Bus number 6 service from Dunfermline



    Kirklands received an award from Scotland's Garden Scheme for opening for 25 years for the charity. Due to the pandemic we received the award in 2022 - 4 years late! We've now been open for SGS for 30years!!

    Guided tours

    Groups of up to 50 with or without catering. Conducted tours around the garden by us in groups of 10 to 15. Groups tours to be arranged prior to arrival. Catering (cakes, cream teas, soups, sandwiches etc.) can be arranged. Full meals for smaller groups can also be arranged.Groups including educational groups (where food comes from how it's grown etc), horticultural groups and foreign tour groups. Also gardening courses half or full day with catering for small groups.

    Group visits

    Horticulture Groups and other groups very welcome by prior arrangement. Catering by prior arrangement.

    Promotional Themes

    • Autumn Colour
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Lilies
    • Meconopsis
    • Primulas
    • Rhododendron Displays
    • Snowdrops
    • Trilliums
    • Walled Garden
    • Wild Berries
    • Woodland Gardens

    Opening Times

    Friday: 14:00 - 16:30 Saturday: 14:00 - 16:30 Sunday: 14:00 - 16:30 also:

    Bluebells are coming into flower. Come and stroll around the garden which becomes a carpet of blue with pops of colour from other interesting plants. Many for sale in our plant sales area.
    Our special charity opening is on 21st May when we open for Scotland Garden Scheme and our charity Saline and District Heritage Society who will be conducting archeological dig in Saline old graveyard at the bottom of the garden!
    Otherwise Afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30. Friday/Saturday/Sunday April to September. If possible, please contact first by text, phone or e-mail. Alternatively just pop in!

    Dates closed

    Closed from 1st October to 31st March, but willing to arrange conducted tours outwith these dates.

    Admission prices

    Adult: £5.00 Child: Free with an adult


    Accessible parking Accessible toilets Assistance Dogs Car park Dog friendly Picnic area Pushchair friendly Toilets Wheelchair access

    Catering by prior arrangement.
    We have 2 acres of garden and 20 acres of naturally regeneration woodland with a pathway through by the side of the Saline Burn.


    Kirklands House
    KY12 9TS


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