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GEILSTON GARDEN

Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Main Road Cardross
Dumbarton
G82 5HD

On A814, at western end of Cardross.

12 acres

Tel
01389 849187

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm (last entry 4pm), Apr–Oct.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies Wed.

Facilities

  • Assistance dogs only
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible garden
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • DIY Refreshments
  • Free carer entry
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Toilets

Features

  • Autumn colour
  • Glasshouse (open to public)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust for Scotland

Visitors to Geilston can discover an abundance of horticultural and culinary highlights in this beautifully designed, tranquil landscape. Young explorers can fuel their imagination with garden games, trails and the Hobbit Hole Playground.  

The 18th century Walled Garden exudes charm throughout the seasons with mixed shrub, heather and  herbaceous flowering borders set off by the beautifully restored productive glasshouses. The Kitchen Garden produces an abundance of fruit, vegetables and cut flowers, all of which are available to purchase in season.   

Enjoy the stunning colourful display of the annual flowering mini meadow maze, a haven for bees and butterflies during the summer. The Geilston Burn meanders its way through the woodland garden, which provides a tranquil habitat for wildlife and is carpeted in spring by a stunning display of daffodils followed by bluebells in May.

Plants of special interest

  • Bluebells
  • Cut flowers
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Heathers
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Spring bulbs
  • Vegetables

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.