Friends of Geilston

Scottish Charity Number SC050608

We are delighted that you have found us and hope you enjoy reading about Geilston Garden, Cardross, Argyll & Bute.  More importantly, we hope you can support the group as we ensure the heritage and legacy left by Miss Elizabeth Hendry in bequeathing Geilston House and Gardens to the public is upheld and retained for generations to come. See The Geilston Story.

GARDEN REOPENING FROM FRIDAY 2ND APRIL (see below for more information on opening times for the new season

And when you visit why not think about entering our 2022 Calendar Photo competition

Below are the winning photos from our 2020 Photo Competition which make up our 2021 Calendar, which sold out.

  • Geilston Garden is situated in the village of Cardross, just four miles from Helensburgh. For more information about other attractions and things to do in Helensburgh go to:

Destination Helensburgh

The Garden is due to reopen from Friday 2nd April and across the Easter holiday weekend. Thereafter the regular opening times for the season will be Thursdays to Mondays from 10am to 5pm (last entry 4pm)

If you are missing your visits to the garden or are currently unable to visit, please follow this link to see a virtual tour Video by Stuart Hannah.

Become a friend

To read more about the recent work of the group and events visit our News Pages.
Does Geilston Gardens hold any special memories for you?  We’d love to hear what you think about the garden, to get in touch you can use our Contact Us form or email direct

The Friends continue to be in discussions with the National Trust for Scotland to safeguard the long term future of the garden. 

FOG wish to thank our local MSPs, Jackie Baillie and Maurice Corry for their continued interest and support for our campaign and their representation in the Parliament.