Kingsbarns Hidden Gardens revealed as sunshine helps make day a blooming success

Hundreds of people have been discovering some of Kingsbarns’ best kept secrets – its beautiful ‘hidden’ gardens.

For 10 years now the East Neuk Friends of CHAS group has been holding an annual Hidden Gardens event in the village and last weekend’s proved one of the most successful so far, raising more than £1800 for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland.

“As well as our regular visitors we had so many people saying they normally just drive through the village and had no idea we have such beautiful gardens because they really are hidden from view,” said Elibby Spittal, a member of the group and one of the villagers who opened their garden gates for the day.

Eleven gardens were involved but money was also raised through plant sales, stalls selling crafts and books.

Also hugely popular were the strawberry cream teas, along with home baking, served in some of the gardens.

“We couldn’t have asked for a better day with the weather and because it wasn’t too hot, people were happy to be able to sit with a cup of tea and enjoy the gardens,” Elibby added.

Pictured are some of the more than 200 people who visited the gardens in Kildinny Yards, Bells Wynd, Lady Wynd, The Square, Seagate, Back Stile and Main Street.