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  • Geilston Garden

    Geilston is a diverse 10 acre garden, intimate and tranquil but packed with a variety of horticultural delights.
    The ornamental walled garden has wonderful spring displays of azaleas, and a long traditional herbaceous border. The restored Mackenzie & Moncur glasshouse and unique potting shed with a secret window overlooking the Geilston Burn are not to be missed.
    The magical woodland garden has a waterfall, bridges over the burn and mossy paths winding through beautiful shrubs. In spring, the woods are carpeted with bluebells and wood anemones.
    A huge productive kitchen garden provides inspiration for home growers; a wide variety of vegetables and soft fruit is on sale from July to October.
    Geilston has the secluded appeal of a private garden. Quirky surprises await around every corner: discover the marriage well, the cherub birdbath and the dipping tank.

    How to find us

    Road: on A814 at west end of Cardross; see NTS website for further details
    Train: Cardross station in village (1 mile)
    Bus: Bus stop at end of drive
    Cycle rack at car park

    Location

    Awards

    Green Tourism Business Scheme Gold Award, VisitScotland 4 Star Grading

    Highlights

    • 200 year old ornamental walled garden with glasshouse and potting shed
    • Productive kitchen garden with seasonal produce for sale
    • Spring bulbs: daffodils and bluebells
    • Wide variety of rhododendrons and azaleas
    • Children's rustic play area and garden games

    Guided tours

    Tours for groups by prior arrangement.For group tour ideas see our new website for exclusive trade offers, rates and ticket options, unique experiences and suggested itineraries. If you are a travel operator please contact our central Travel Trade department with all enquiries, bookings, and any other requirements like catering or bespoke tours - [email protected] or telephone: +44 (0) 131 458 0204.
    For general groups (clubs, friends, and parties) contact the properties direct for information, private tours and other special arrangements.

    Group visits

    For group tour ideas see our new website for exclusive trade offers, rates and ticket options, unique experiences and suggested itineraries. If you are a travel operator please contact our central Travel Trade department with all enquiries, bookings, and any other requirements like catering or bespoke tours - [email protected] or telephone: +44 (0) 131 458 0204.
    For general groups (clubs, friends, and parties) contact the properties direct for information, private tours and other special arrangements.

    Promotional Themes

    • Herbaceous Borders & Plantings
    • Woodland Gardens
    • Water Gardens
    • Edible Gardens and Vegetables in Season
    • Autumn Colour
    • Daffodil Displays
    • Bluebell Displays
    • Walled Garden

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 17:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 17:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 17:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 17:00 Friday: 10:00 - 17:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 17:00 also:

    Garden open: 1st April (or Easter if earlier) to 31st October.

    Dates closed

    Closed from 1st November to 31st March (or open at Easter if earlier).

    Admission prices

    Adult: £8.00 Concession: £6.00 Family: £19.50 Membership: FREE - join today at www.nts.org.uk/join

    Facilities

    Picnic area Car park Accessible parking Toilets Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly Assistance Dogs Events

    Self-service hot drinks machine and cold drinks, crisps and biscuits available.

    Please note no dogs allowed except assistance dogs.

    Address

    Geilston Garden
    Main Road, Cardross
    Dumbarton
    G82 5HD

    Phone

    01389 849187
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