"The grounds of Largo House were thrown open with the utmost cordiality by Sheriff and Mrs McKenzie....Mr Fyfe, the head gardener, courteously acted as guide. The chaste and beautiful manner in which the gardens are laid out, and the flourishing condition of the plants, flowers, etc excited universal admiration."
After a walk in Keil's Den, followed by games and sports, the children "were conducted to the front of Largo House, and sung a selection of appropriate pieces". As well as a venue for excursions, Largo House gardens became the site of the Largo and Newburn Horticultural Society's Annual Show from 1874 (taking over from Keil's Den as the venue). In 1895, the Courier of 16 August said that "...a large number of visitors passed through the Eagle Gates....The marquee was replete with a rare collection of fruit, flowers, vegetables, etc."
In winter, the Largo Curling Club would often play at Largo House's Curling Pond. One meeting was described in the Fife Herald of 16 December 1885...
"The ice was in very fine condition though a little biased on both rinks. Twenty members of the club entered with great spirit and in great form into the competition. General Briggs' kettle was tied for at nine points between John Wallace and James Forgan; and after four rounds at "outwicking", John Wallace became the winner. Then Mr Baxter's jog was tied for at seven points between John Wallace and Alexander McGregor, and after several rounds at "outwicking" Alexander McGregor became the winner. Mr Wood's medal was won by John Wallace by nine points."