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Geilston Garden

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Address: Cardross, Dumbarton, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park G82 5HD, Scotland
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A delightful place to visit

This was my first visit here, and it will certainly not be the last. This is a real hidden gem - not so hidden really, but easy to drive past to more well known places and not go... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Scotland
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238 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first visit here, and it will certainly not be the last. This is a real hidden gem - not so hidden really, but easy to drive past to more well known places and not go in. The rhododendrons were in full flower, and truly spectacular - obviously old as some are the size of trees. The gardener... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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150 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As we are members of the NT for Scotland decided to travel the few short miles from Hill House Helensburgh where we'd been in the morning. What a great find these gardens are,so pretty & colourful in the spring,it was just so peaceful walking round,I am disabled but the lady gave us a sheet with the routes to do according... More 

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Thank patricia f
Ashington, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we visited here on a National trust Holiday was Expecting something very different to what it actually was and not very disabled friendly after a walk round we would have liked a visit to a cafe but all there is is what we would call a Garden shed with a coffee Machine and a Biscuit

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Thank oldhamsparky
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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730 reviews
335 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walked the short distance from the station and picked a feeling for the history of Cardross along the way. The Visitor Centre is just a small shed, however hot drinks and snacks are available but no guide book, only a laminated map. It's quite pricey however the cost of maintaining these gardens will be very high and in that respect... More 

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Thank Rossergruffydd
Newtown, United Kingdom
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302 reviews
144 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Pleasant garden to visit, good in spring with an array of bulbs and colourful bushes, easy to find, there are other similar one hour attractions in the area to make up a trip.

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Thank Charles F
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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306 reviews
211 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years and it is one of the loveliest gardens we know. Although compact it really has everything. Particularly lovely in the Spring and May when the azaleas are coming out. There is a lovely stream to walk by and a great place of peace for a picnic. The greenhouses have recently been refurbished and... More 

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Thank itchyfeet2014
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent garden. Spring is a good time to visit with plenty of daffs. Good walks around the estate with a wood & running stream. Large walled garden with herbaceous borders. Can by veg from the kitchen garden when in season. Good way to spend a few hours.

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Thank Steven N
Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Beautiful formal gardens as well as natural wild flower gardens. It wasn't crowded so we could enjoy leisurely idyllic strolls. There is amale parking and a little log cabin with a selection of snacks and drinks and an Honesty Box for payments at the entrance.

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Thank 44S
Oxford, MS
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82 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

The gardens are beautiful, and easy to walk around as there are paths leading to each area. It is not a huge garden and is easy to get from one end to the other.

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Thank J0Mark
London, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We were driving to the Hill House in Helensburgh when we saw the signs for this, stopped and went in. It is a delightful garden with wild areas, a walled garden and a vegetable garden - the produce is for sale on an honour basis. Just walk around, be joined by a robin in the walled garden, and admire the... More 

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