Tea Room 

The Tea Room is open and welcoming visitors for the 2022 season and beyond.

Whether for a barista coffee, a light lunch, a delicious scone, or a home-baked slice of cake following your picnic on the lawn in front, our Tea Room is always a delightful experience.

Charmingly situated, it offers unparalleled views of the Castle Kennedy ruins throughout the season. Choose from our seasonal selection of soups, toasted sandwiches, cakes, and drinks. Using locally sourced fresh ingredients in traditional recipes from Lochinch Castle, delicious food baked daily is available for all the family. 2023 Seasonal Menu

There are changing facilities and high-chairs and are open during regular opening hours of the Gardens.


Picnic Hampers

Picnic Hampers are now available at the Tea Room.

Let us help you create a romantic picnic or family lunch date with our new picnic hamper deals. We provide the basket filled with delicious food and the large picnic blanket, all you need to do is turn up to the Tea Room to collect the hamper. Choose from Family Lunch or Afternoon Tea.

Hampers can be ordered when you arrive for later collection at the Tea Room. view hampers and their contents ONLINE.  (24hrs notice is required for all orders. Email marketing@castlekennedygardens.com to place your order).

Day dates have never been so easy.
picnic hampers



What’s Cooking in the Tea Room

Gift Shop

Our Gift Shop sells original gifts, accessories, crafts, books and souvenirs, including a detailed souvenir guidebook and postcards of the Gardens, locally sourced where possible.

Binoculars and bird books are available to hire throughout the season.


Plant Centre

Situated next to the Gift Shop is our Plant Centre with a wide selection of plants, including our famous rhododendrons, which we hope you will enjoy growing at home. Many of the plants on offer have been grown by us from seed collected in the Gardens, and possibly from stock brought to this country over 100 years ago.