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Geilston Garden

Cardross, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 5HD, Scotland
+44 1389 849187
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Cardross, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 5HD, Scotland
+44 1389 849187
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Scottish National Trust Garden. Late September but what a nice place. Staff very pleasant and helpful, imparted loads of information and supplied maps for walking. Great "kitchen garden" where volunteers help to grow produce for sale at the entrance. Nice views, short walk along the...More

Thank Dirty Neil H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

My wife and I called in at this wonderful little garden in Cardross managed by the National Trust on our way for an afternoon out in Helensburgh. What a wonderful array of planting in this little gem of a garden. Several pathways around the grounds...More

Thank rmackenzie1
Reviewed 30 July 2017

A beautiful garden including a vegetable garden, walled garden, woodland garden, greenhouses, herbaceous borders, everything you could ask for in a garden. Mostly run by volunteers, the gardens are a credit to the staff who are all friendly, helpful and full of information. Often there...More

Thank Amaliag381
Reviewed 21 July 2017

A charming garden, unspoilt and very quiet on our visit. The staff were friendly and helpful - even assisting me with the coffee machine! Personally, I feel a larger/proper café would spoil the atmosphere. We were saddened that the house was closed to the public,...More

Thank NigelRowe
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I absolutely love going here with my children. I could spend hours gazing up the window of the potting shed! The gardens are so well maintained & there's usually fresh produce (grown there) available. The staff do a wonderful job of maintaining this piece of...More

Thank mumsfab2
Reviewed 16 July 2017

Really beautiful gardens for a stroll around. Personally i loved seeing the vast vegetable gardens, but the walked garden is also really nice and peaceful. The gardener was very friendly and knowledgeable so do stop him for a chat if you go!

Thank spotthescot
Reviewed 6 June 2017

Visited today. It was fairly late in the afternoon and the man who came to the gate was also full time gardener. He told us to take out time and not to worry about bring there later than 5.00 pm. It is an idyllic place....More

Thank grahamresmith
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Just a short hop from Dumbarton these gardens are magnificent in spring with the bluebell woods and the spectacular Rhododendrons. Well worth a visit at anytime of year but especially in spring.

Thank geraldblaikie
Reviewed 21 May 2017

This was my first visit here, and it will certainly not be the last. This is a real hidden gem - not so hidden really, but easy to drive past to more well known places and not go in. The rhododendrons were in full flower,...More

Thank Theologyprof
Reviewed 17 May 2017

As we are members of the NT for Scotland decided to travel the few short miles from Hill House Helensburgh where we'd been in the morning. What a great find these gardens are,so pretty & colourful in the spring,it was just so peaceful walking round,I...More

Thank patricia f
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Trish S
5 May 2016|
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Response from mumsfab2 | Reviewed this property |
No, there's not a cafe but there is an office which sells tea/coffee etc and there's picnic tables nearby.
Kathy H
25 October 2015|
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Response from Susan A | Reviewed this property |
Well all the deciduous trees' leaves will be turning gorgeous colours and falling. You will have missed the best of the flower and fruit and veg garden displays. However, the main garden is full of lovely shrubs and trees... More
26 July 2015|
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Response from stewrat222 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are not allowed but I would not recommend this site anyway.