Friends of Geilston

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.

The results of the 2020 Photo Competition are in! Here are the photos.

If you like these then you will find them featured on the 2021 Friends of Geilston Calendar available at the following local outlets:

  • Cardross Pharmacy
  • Star Newsagents
  • Craigend Nusery
  • Ardardan Farm Shop

Or by post from Ken Readman, Woodlands, Cardross, G82 5HB

Cost: £5 (+£1.90 p&p)

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 now closed for the season and will reopen in the Spring of 2021

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

And if you are looking for expert advice on preparing your garden for the winter check out the link below to the NTS pages, where Alison Farrell, our head gardener and Simon Jones, Manager for Gardens & Designed Landscapes at NTS, offer some thoughts. And you can enjoy more photos of the garden!

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.

AGM 2020

During the AGM a donation of £1,000 was presented to head gardener Alison Farrell by FoG treasurer John Hanks.