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Geilston Garden

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Address: Cardross, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 5HD, Scotland
Phone Number: 0844 493 2219
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Lovely peaceful garden

We visited Geilston Garden as part of a National Trust holiday with Lochs and Glens. Some people had already visited and were not impressed so we weren't sure what we would find... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sylvia w
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited Geilston Garden as part of a National Trust holiday with Lochs and Glens. Some people had already visited and were not impressed so we weren't sure what we would find. What we did find was a lovely peaceful garden full of interest - from the long border and flowers in the walled garden, the woodland walks and we... More 

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Dumbarton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

top quality food in a nice location a bit on the pricey side but very nice food cakes are excellant as are the soups shop attatched is pricey but again good quality

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

Not the easiest of places to find and when you get there you won't find a lot for a gardener if you are attending later in the summer when the azaleas and rhodies are not in bloom. Probably looks stunning in May/June.The walk behind the house is a quiet walk but not a lot of interest other than the burn.... More 

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Thank ajm549
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We were lucky enough to visit here when it was a sunny day&there was an event on so there was lots for the kids to do,tennis&other different games in the walled garden.The walled garden is beautiful&so relaxing,the woodland walk was peaceful&the kids loved the new adventure park that has been built.We are members of The National Trust so there was... More 

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Thank Michele T
Warrington
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

pleasant walk and a picnic in the walled garden. so quiet and relaxing. worth a visit. luckily the weather was nice and sunny. might not be so nice on a wet day.

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Thank MKLWarrington
Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

What a great garden. Visited at just the right time of year when the rhododendrons and azaleas were in full bloom. I just did not expect that it would be so spectacular it will remain in my thoughts for many years to come. Got some fabulous photographs.

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Huddersfield, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Situated between Dumbarton and Helensburgh this is a delight and well worth an hour or two of your time, especially as it is free to members of the National Trust or the National Trust for Scotland. Mostly staffed by volunteers but if you have a question they can’t answer one of the permanent gardeners will be happy to help and... More 

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Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

This garden is wonderful in late spring . The rhododendrons and azaleas are in full flower and there is an extensive carpet of forget-me-nots in many places. My dog would have loved to walk the garden with me but this wasn't allowed. It is hard to see the reason for this as other gardens allow dogs on a leash. There... More 

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Helensburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Beautiful gardens and lovely peaceful walk. I love it here. Home grown vegetables for sale. Take a picnic with you.

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Thank JillAdventures
Cardross, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

I love visiting Geilston garden and am always glad when it opens again for the new season. The Easter egg trail is always a hit with the grandchildren and this year there is a new children's play and picnic area for them to enjoy. Spring flowers are always a treat to see . Can't wait for the sun to shine... More 

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