Glorious Gardens of Argyll & Bute

Geilston Garden

Geilston is a most compelling and diverse garden, enjoyed for its tranquillity but still packed with a full range of horticultural delights in its 10 acres.

Enter the walled garden and the 100 foot Wellingtonia will stop you in your tracks. The brilliant displays of azaleas entice you in spring, while in summer, the grand scale of the herbaceous border always impresses. The real jewel in the crown is the newly restored Victorian Mackenzie and Moncur glasshouse. The unique 1797 potting shed with its secret window overlooking the Geilston Burn is also currently being restored.

From here you can wander out into the magical woodland garden complete with waterfall and bridges over the burn. The verdant tree canopy is carpeted with an understorey of wood anemones and bluebells in the spring.

The new inspirational prairie border is a demonstration of how perennials can provide stunning summer colour. The large kitchen garden and apple orchard complete the tour with a range of fruit and vegetables on sale to visitors in season. Herbaceous plants are also for sale, to allow you to recreate some of Geilstonís planting schemes at home.

Geilston is intimate and tranquil, with the appeal of a private garden. Unique surprises await around every corner: discover the Geilsís marriage well and the quirky dipping tank. Geilston Ė a garden of genius!

Geilston Garden Information

Geilston Garden, Cardross, Dumbarton, G82 5HD
0844 4932219
Joanna Gough
1st April to 31st October daily, or Easter week if earlier 9.30am to 5pm. House not open.
Getting there:
On 814 at west end of Cardross, 18m NW of Glasgow. 3m from National Cycle Network Route 7. BUS: Glasgow - Helensburgh; or half hourly train service to Cardross station (1m) on the Glasgow to Helensburgh line.
Facilities available:
Wheelchair access except for woodland. Accessible toilet.
Refreshments available from coffee machine in visitor reception.
Plants and produce for sale - produce available according to season.
Guided Tours: by prior arrangement only (inc school groups)
Suitable for picnics within woodland area on benches and table.

No dogs please except guide dogs
Nearest gardens:
Glenarn ~ 10 Minutes