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“Delightful”
Review of Geilston Garden

Geilston Garden
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US$33.58*
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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 10 August 2014

We are N.T.S members and after visiting Dumbarton Castle and the effort that required we called in to visit the Gardens. The gardens were staffed the day we visited the volunteer was very helpful giving us a map of the grounds . The gardens and woodland walks are delightful the weather was nice and sunny which makes all the difference. We sat for ages in the garden a nice place to reflect.

Thank bill n
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

This is an NTS property. There are really three gardens. The vegetable garden is very impressive and you can buy the produce. There is a walled garden and also a woodland walk. We saw no staff. There were honesty boxes for admission, books, produce and drinks. Probably not worth a long journey but well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank MeridianManchester
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

We went to the garden in the Spring and the bluebells were in abundance in the wood . There is such a variety in the garden and it is very quiet as there is no tearoom but you can get refreshment from a machine and there is a toilet . It is a National Trust property .

Thank iristerry2014
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

The big Wellingtonia is the star of the show but the whole place is lovely and well cared for, from the yellow yew mini-hedge to the intriguing potting shed with its view of the burn and also an impressive vegetable garden.

There is no tea room or gift shop but I don't mind that. We encountered a gardener who was friendly and obviously happy at work. The guy on the gate gave us the usual NT hard sell but no problem.

1  Thank EdinburghHeretoday
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Reviewed 21 June 2014

I share the enthusiastic views of the other reviewers here. Geilston Gardens are tucked away off the road to Helensburgh. I didn't know of their existence until we joined the National Trust for Scotland, who look after them. Well worth a visit. They're not as extensive or as grand as those found at some stately homes, but their 'homeliness' is perhaps their big attraction - the kind of gardens you would be happy to own! The walk down by the river is particularly enjoyable, as is the lawned area and borders in the walled garden, at the back of the house. More money is clearly needed to completely re-instate this little gem, but it's slightly 'run down' appearance actually adds to it's charm and attraction. You can have a picnic in the grounds and buy veggies from the vegetable garden. The staff are very helpful. Enjoy it :)

1  Thank David M
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