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Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden is a magical 200-year-old walled garden by the River Clyde with adventure playground and floral mini-maze!

Geilston Garden

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Geilston Garden Main Road Cardross, Dumbarton G82 5HD
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A delightful garden, typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde purchased by merchants and industrialists in the 18th and 19th centuries. Attractive features include a walled garden and a burn, winding through the wooded glen.

The garden at Geilston was developed over 200 years ago. It is a testimony to good landscape design – with the sum of its parts being greater than the individual constituents. These parts comprise a large walled garden with a dominating 100-ft Wellingtonia tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) in the centre of the lawn, a kitchen garden and woodland area.

The Geilston Burn wends its way through the north of the estate towards the Clyde in Cardross.

The kitchen garden is the most labour-intensive area. It springs to life in April with the first sowings of carrots, parsnips and beetroot closely followed by transplanted brassicas. It also ‘feeds’ the produce stand, allowing visitors to take away a healthy, edible souvenir from the Garden.

The walled garden is the focus of spring colour with azaleas, heathers and unusual shrubs such as Cornus kousa ‘Satomi’. Summer colour is provided by the spectacularly vigorous species in the long herbaceous border – thalictrum, filipendula, eupatorium, helenium, phlox and sidalcea dominate the display.

Overall, Geilston is arguably one of the Trust’s most alluring gardens, with its tranquillity and intimate atmosphere.

Upcoming Events at Geilston Garden

Scotland’s Gardens Scheme Open Garden: Geilston Garden

2nd June 2024

Explore the walled garden, tranquil woodland and working kitchen garden at Geilston as part of Scotland's Gardens Scheme!

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