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Geilston Garden

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

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.

This property is part of the ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which means we have carried out an official COVID-19 risk assessment to check we have everything in place to reopen safely.


Please note that dogs are not permitted in the garden (except for assistance dogs), but information on alternative local dog walks is available at reception.

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

There is limited buggy access to Geilston Garden.
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.

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

Hot and cold drinks from a self-service machine are available from the reception hut, along with a small selection of snacks.

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.

Toilet

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

There is limited wheelchair access to Geilston Garden.
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

Garden

1 Jan–1 Apr 2021, closed 2 Apr–16 May, Thurs–Mon, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) Current period17 May–31 Oct, daily, 10.00–17.00 (last entry 16.00) 1 Nov–31 Dec, closed

Entry prices

Adult
£8.00
Family
£19.50
One adult family
£13.50
Concession
£6.00

Members go free

At all Trust places, admission is free for members.

Join from £50