Welcome to Friends of Geilston

We’re delighted you’ve 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.
To become a member of Friends of Geilston please visit our Membership page.  If you would like to make a donation to the work of Friends of Geilston please visit our Donations page.
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 friendsofgeilston@gmail.com

Photographic Competition

The Friends of Geilston Calendar 2020 Competition is now underway.  Visit the competition page for details of the competition and how to enter.
Pictures from last year’s competition are in the gallery below.


The FoG group continues to be in discussions with the National Trust for Scotland.   We have managed to lodge a petition with the Scottish Parliament. We are urging them to meet with the NTS to discuss the future of Geilston Gardens along with their other properties under threat of closure.  The petition is now closed but you can find out more about it at the link below.

The petition was discussed at a meeting of the PUBLIC PETITIONS COMMITTEE on Thursday June 20th 2019. You can see their discussions here. The discussion pertaining to Geilston begins at about nine and a half minutes in. There has been press response. Here’s The National, and The Times, and here’s The Daily Mail.

Here’s the link to the petition webpage: