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Geilston Garden

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Address: Cardross, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 5HD, Scotland
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Lovely gardens

Beautiful formal gardens as well as natural wild flower gardens. It wasn't crowded so we could enjoy leisurely idyllic strolls. There is amale parking and a little log cabin with... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful formal gardens as well as natural wild flower gardens. It wasn't crowded so we could enjoy leisurely idyllic strolls. There is amale parking and a little log cabin with a selection of snacks and drinks and an Honesty Box for payments at the entrance.

Thank 44S
Oxford, MS
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71 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The gardens are beautiful, and easy to walk around as there are paths leading to each area. It is not a huge garden and is easy to get from one end to the other.

Thank J0Mark
London, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were driving to the Hill House in Helensburgh when we saw the signs for this, stopped and went in. It is a delightful garden with wild areas, a walled garden and a vegetable garden - the produce is for sale on an honour basis. Just walk around, be joined by a robin in the walled garden, and admire the... More 

Thank WSimonL
Saint Louis, Missouri
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43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We visited Geilston Garden while on a bus tour of Scotland. It was an out-of-the-way place that we would not have seen otherwise, but was well worth the visit. There are no real facilities, with a single toilet and small shed with a coffee/tea machine and snacks, but there is also a display of fruit and vegetables from the garden... More 

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Paisley, Scotland
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379 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Travelling back home after a weekend in Argyll my wife and I called into Geilston Garden (which we had frequently driven passed). It was unlike any other Scottish National Trust garden we have visited. The vegetable garden had rows of vegetables in it -so? Well at the end of each row there was a plastic square labelling the vegetable and... More 

Thank granPaisley
Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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438 reviews
234 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Geilston gardens are about a mile outside Helensburgh on the Cardross road accessible down a short, single track road. Normal entry for an adult is £7.50 and for a concession. Considering the amount there is to see (we were there for just 40 mins) if anything this is quite expensive. The gardens are in two parts- vegetables (basically an allotment)... More 

Thank BobBonHere
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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269 reviews
124 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

We paid £21.50 for two seniors, one adult, and one child. The grounds were lovely, but we explored and saw everything (including the woods walk) in less than an hour. It was nice that you could "buy" fresh-picked produce (for a suggested donation) - the blueberries were yummy. There is still color in the gardens, and the new kid's play... More 

Thank Kelly H
Heswall, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Geilston gardens are a delight. Run by national trust of Scotland but all national trust members have free entry. Gardens are just beautiful with the best Walled Garden I've ever seen. A very friendly lady volunteer checked our NT cards and gave us a plan of the gardens. They sell all the produce from the vegetable garden for a donation.... More 

Thank Joy M
Paisley, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Although at end of summer, there was still plenty of colour. Lovely walk but advise wearing walking boots as was a bit slippy at areas near river. Very nice welcome from man on duty. He explained what we could see and issued map. Will definitely come back.

Thank Jeanette G
Stafford, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

We visited Geilston Garden as part of a National Trust holiday with Lochs and Glens. Some people had already visited and were not impressed so we weren't sure what we would find. What we did find was a lovely peaceful garden full of interest - from the long border and flowers in the walled garden, the woodland walks and we... More 

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