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
    2015 Opening Times
    1 Apr 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

    Open daily 9.30-5


    • Public Toilet Facilities


    • Accessible Parking or Drop Off Point


    • Picnic Area

    Public Transport Directions

    Getting there by railway:- From Queen Street Station Glasgow, get train for Helensburgh. Depart Cardross, walk up Station Road to Main Road, turn left then 1 mile walk, Geilston Gardens which is signposted.

    Getting there by aeroplane:- From Glasgow Airport follow signs for Erskine Bridge then follow sign for A82 to Dumbarton then A814 towards Helensburgh signposted at Cardross, 4 miles from Dumbarton.

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