Geilston Gardens

Parks & Gardens

Cardross, Cardross, Dumbarton, G82 5HD

    A 200 year old garden with interesting features, including a 100 ft Wellingtonia that dominates the main lawn.

    Situated in northwest Cardoss, Geilston was developed over 200 years ago. In April, its kitchen garden blossoms, with a variety of parsnips, carrots and beetroot sprouting. Visitors can buy this produce from small stands near the garden’s entrance.

    Geilston also has a walled garden, containing azaleas and heathers from around April. In summer, colour is provided by vigorous species, such as eupatorium, filipendula and helenium.

    The garden is open from March - October.

    Though the adjacent, late 17th century house is not open to the public, the garden is a private space that visitors are invited into. The Geilston Burn also winds its way up past the nearby woods. Follow it for woodland walks.


    4 Garden
    Green Tourism Gold
    Opening Times
    2016 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

    Open daily 9.30-5


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    Geilston Garden is at the west end of Cardross, 18 miles north-west of Glasgow.

    By Road
    On A814

    By bus
    Half-hourly (hourly on Sundays) service from Dumbarton (Glasgow) to Helensburgh passes the entrance to the drive.

    By train
    Half-hourly Glasgow – Helensburgh service calls at Cardross station, 15 minutes’ walk (1 mile) from the Garden.


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