Places to visit

Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden

Harmonising nature and cultivation

  • Explore this delightful 200-year-old garden on the banks of the River Clyde.

  • Enjoy the carpet of dazzling colours inside the walled garden in summer.

  • Look out for the gunnera, or giant rhubarb – its  leaves can grow as large as an eagle’s wing span.

  • Buy produce from the extensive kitchen garden.

  • ‘Hobbit hole’ play area and floral mini-maze for children. 

Punches of colour, tasty vegetables and outlandishly large, rare plants make this a classic garden with a vibrant feel.

Geilston is celebrated for its shapely landscaping, which harmonises nature and cultivation. At the centre is the walled garden, dating back to 1797, dominated by a mammoth Wellingtonia tree. Be inspired by the 40m long herbaceous perennial border, or wander into wilder territory down by the Geilston Burn to connect with nature.

Explore the vegetable garden, where carrots, rhubarb, beans and beetroot are all grown and are available to buy in season, while children will love the adventure playground and floral mini-maze.