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“Cultivated peace”
Review of Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden
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$35.96*
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National Trust for Scotland Discover Ticket: Scotland Sightseeing Pass
Ranked #4 of 12 things to do in Dumbarton
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

I first visited this garden about 2005 and have gone back ever since. Today the rhodedens were out along with bluebells and it looked dreamy. You can get a coffee there but I like the way the garden is the product .

A few years ago my sister and I organised planting a tree to commemorate our father. It's great seeing it growing in a place he loved. The staff are delightful.. Go it's got something for everybody.

2  Thank Anne D
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

As members of the Scottish National Trust we have visited this site many times, given its close proximity to our home. The gardens are very well kept. The Easter Egg Hunt each April is great for kids and adults alike. The walled garden is a lovely place to sit and relax with a picnic on a warm sunny day. The vegetable gardens and orchards are nice to walk through and the stream running through the grounds is a good place to play Pooh Sticks. An enjoyable afternoon out.

Thank LG77
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Even our grandson enjoyed the gardens as they are not all manicured but have lovely paths to wander down. We were there in the spring and the colours were beautiful.

Thank Allandot
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

There is a fee to pay here but often just an honesty box for it. Staff are about but often tending the gardens.

The gardens are wonderful to walk around on a nice day - look for the fish in the stream, the new gazebo made by a master blacksmith and the amazing array of plants along the gorge walk. The entire property is compact but a place you can get lost in. The biggest pity is how there is little story about the house and history. The house itself is closed to the public and it seems all attention is into the garden.

Now the most wonderful part is the garden is functioning and selling produce! Visit in the summer and buy berries, the autumn and leave with pumpkin and corn. Flowers in the spring and all sorts of amazing items - very cheap and excellent quality - who needs a tesco or morrisons when you can buy it here!

1  Thank gsheridan
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Peace, tranquility and gorgeous gardens. Well worth a visit and spend wonderful quality time appreciating this beautiful National Trust property.

Thank Irene M
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