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Argyll & The Isles

Geilston Garden

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About this place

A magical 200-year-old walled garden by the River Clyde

  • 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.
  • Be inspired by the abundant variety of fruit, flowers and vegetables grown in the kitchen garden.
  • Discover the woodland adventure area for younger children.

Punches of colour, tasty vegetables and a succession of seasonal plants make this a classic garden with a vibrant feel. Geilston is typical of the small country estates on the banks of the Clyde, and has offered a tranquil haven for over 200 years. The kitchen garden springs to life in April and May.

Geilston is celebrated for its 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.

Children will love the adventure play area and exploring the woodland along the Geilston Burn.

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Today's Opening Hours

10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00)
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Entry prices

One adult family
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At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

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Accreditations and awards

  • A navy oval badge from the Scottish Tourist Board, showing 4 stars for a Visitor Attraction. There is an illustrated green and purple thistle at the top of the badge.
  • A green oval badge from the Green Tourism Business Scheme showing a Gold award. There is a blue roundel at the top with an illustration of a teal and purple thistle in it.

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