Things have moved fast at The Walled Garden, Kincardine in Fife. Within months of Avocado Sweet first featuring the garden, owners Keith Laing and Anne Crawford have built a 70 seater cafe and decamped from the tiny potting shed cafe opposite. The first event to be held since the new cafe opened in mid-July is a summer fete on Sunday 21 July. To raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research there will be a variety of stalls including home baking, driftwood, woodturning with a lathe and Clackmannan Brass Band will be playing on the band stand.
Scottish Wood in Oakley, Fife supplied most of the wood that is a feature of the interior. Anne’s trademark gingham table cloths, fresh flowers and new patchwork sofas and armchairs keep the decor cheery – three log burning stoves should encourage visitors to return during the winter months.
Even the most cynical would find it hard not to be drawn in by Keith and Anne’s enthusiasm. It will be interesting to see what happens next – what started as a simple life-long ambition to own a walled garden has turned into a busy 70 seater cafe, a shop and summer fetes with brass bands.
The summer fete is on Sunday 21 July, 10am – 5pm to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Research. Entry is £3.50.
The Walled Garden is signposted off the A985 near Kincardine, Fife. The address is The Walled Garden, Righead Farm by Culross FK10 4AT and opening hours are 10am – 4pm Wednesday to Saturday and 10am – 5pm on Sunday.