We will be opening many of our places over the coming months. Some places will remain closed.

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Argyll & The Isles

Geilston Garden

A magical 200-year-old walled garden by the River Clyde with playground and floral mini-maze

Planning your visit

We want you to enjoy your visit to the garden – your safety is our priority. This means we’ve had to make some changes so that we can keep everyone safe. Please read our Guide on what to expect before you set off.

We would appreciate contactless payment only if possible.

Please see our drop-down Facilities below for helpful information about planning your visit.

For more information about planning your visit, please see our frequently asked questions.

If you’d like to speak to us we can be contacted by email on geilstongarden@nts.org.uk or telephone 01389 849187.

Facilities & access

We have an ongoing programme of accessible content development. Detailed accessibility guides for the most visited Trust places are available on our Accessibility pages as well as links to useful resources.

We’d love you to visit the Euan’s Guide website to review the accessibility of Trust places and tell us (and others) what’s good and where we need to do better.

3G/4G coverage

Parking is available at the reception area.

Accessible toilet
Baby changing
Buggy access

Children can explore the natural woodland playground and the mini annual flower meadow maze. Seasonal spotter trails and a garden quiz are also available.

Coach parking

We welcome assistance dogs only in the garden.

Information on alternative local dog walks is available at reception.

Large print

Parking is available next to the reception hut. Parking is free for members.

Picnic benches are available.

Play area

Explore the kitchen garden, where carrots, rhubarb, beans, fruit and many other culinary delights are cultivated. The produce grown is available to buy in season.


The garden and woodland walks along the Geilston Burn are great for nature enthusiasts.

There are level paths to the garden entrance. The grounds present some restrictions due to gravel and moss paths, some steps and steep slopes in places.

Opening times


1 Jan–5 Jul 2020, closed Current period6 Jul–31 Oct, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–31 Mar 2021, closed

Entry prices

One adult family

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50