2 Events at Kellie Castle & Garden

  • Sculpture Workshop

    Dates:Sat 4 Jun Location:Kellie Castle & Garden

    Where better to have an enjoyable introduction to sculpture than the wonderful surroundings of Kellie Castle, former home of famous Scottish sculptor Hew Lorimer?

    Details

    We are delighted to welcome back professional Sculptor Kenny Munro. This is your chance to work under his expert guidance in a fun introduction to working with clay. No previous experience of working with clay is necessary. Whatever you make, you will take home with you to impress your friends and family.

    During the busy and creative day we will be focusing on making clay sculpture portraits, approximately life size. Clay, support frame and tools will be supplied. Consider ways in which you can prepare in advance:

    • Think Heads: Think of the way we look at people and recognise one another.There are many options: Self portraits, friends or family!

    • Think also of the great history of portraits / sculpture inspired by world cultures, as well as on historic buildings, churches and ancient temples.

    • Think of the fantastic and stretch your imagination. Observe, take photos and create sketches on paper or card. Decide on the ‘subject matter’ for your ‘sculpture head’ before you come to the workshop. Reference books and the internet may help.

    Wear suitable clothing, something that you don’t mind getting messy, you may wish to bring an apron with you. At the end of the day your sculptures will be photographed and then you take them home to be admired by friends and family.

    Price includes materials, tuition, lunch and a tour.

    Dates & Times:

    • 04 Jun 2016 : 09:45 - 16:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 45.00
    • Concession : £ 45.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01333 720271
  • Joint Scotland's Gardens Yellow Book Open Day Scotland\'s Gardens

    Joint Scotland's Gardens Yellow Book Open Day

    Dates:Sun 24 Jul Location:Kellie Castle & Garden

    A rare opportunity to see behind the scenes at an historic private garden.

    Details

    As well as enjoying two gardens whilst supporting Scotland's Gardens beneficiary charities, there will be an exciting mix of artist and craft stalls at Kellie Castle.

    Balcaskie: Owned by the Anstruther family, Balcaskie is a private garden- not open to the public. In 1905 George Elgood wrote that Balcaskie was ‘one of the best and most satisfying gardens in the British Isles’. Over the centuries, the gardens have seen input from Gilpin, Bryce & Nesfield. Today the gardens are being restored to their former glory.

    Kellie Castle: managed by the national Trust for Scotland. This superb garden, around 400 years old, was sympathetically restored by the Lorimer family in the late 19th century. The Arts and Crafts style garden has a selection of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, cultivated organically and hosts an amazing 30 varieties of rhubarb and 75 different types of apple.

    Access to Balcaskie and Kellie Castle via Kellie Castle only, a free minibus will transport visitors between the gardens. £8.00 admission for both gardens.

    Dates & Times:

    • 24 Jul 2016 : 12:00 - 17:00

    Prices:

    • Adult : £ 8.00

    Contact:

    For further information please call 01333 720271

Kellie Castle in Fife dates from as early as the 14th century and has magnificent plaster ceilings, painted panelling and fine furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer.

It also contains a long-concealed mural by the celebrated Arts & Crafts pioneer, Phoebe Anna Traquair. The grounds and garden could easily be a day out in themselves, with acres of woodland walks, a bird hide and an abundance of nature.

The Arts & Crafts garden is packed with beautiful borders of old-fashioned roses and herbaceous plants, as well as fruit and vegetables – all grown organically.

Seasonal events throughout the year give you even more reasons to join us for a memorable trip into Scotland’s past.


Kellie Castle Guidebook

Kellie Castle Guidebook

Kellie Castle, completed around 1606 and once home to the Earls of Kellie, was restored by the Lorimer family in 1878. The castle, with towers dating to 1360, features furniture designed by Sir Robert Lorimer and lies beside …

Kellie Castle Guidebook£5.00
 

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Opening times & Prices

24 May
  • Castle: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Shop: 10.30 - 17.00
  • Tearoom: 10.30 - 16.30
  • Garden: 9.00 - Sunset
  • Estate: 9.00 - Sunset
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Prices
  • Member: FREE
  • Adult: £10.50
  • Family: £24.50
  • 1 Parent: £18.00
  • Concession: £7.50

Gradings & Awards

  • The Green Tourism Award - Silver
  • Scottish Tourist Board - 4 Star