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

13 Mar–31 Oct. Please see website for opening times.

Admission

Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Wed & Thu.

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

  • Children’s garden (not playground)
  • Herbaceous border
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
Alison Farrell / National Trust for Scotland

Punches of colour, tasty vegetables and a succession of seasonal plants make this a classic garden with a vibrant feel. Geilston is typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde, and has offered a tranquil haven for over 200 years. The kitchen garden springs to life in April and May.

Geilston is celebrated for its landscaping, which harmonises nature and cultivation. At the centre is the walled garden, dating back to 1797, dominated by a mammoth Wellingtonia tree. Be inspired by the 131ft herbaceous perennial border, or wander into wilder territory down by the Geilston Burn to connect with nature.

Children will love the playground, floral mini-maze and exploring the bluebell woods along the Geilston Burn.

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.