Events 2023

Below are the events planned by the Friends for the 2023 season. Timings, prices (where applicable) and confirmation will be added soon. See also the Facebook page.

Entry to events will normally incur entry charges to the garden for non-NTS members

April 7th -10thNTSEaster Egg Trail
14th May FoGSundays in the Garden
11am – 3pm.
A great opportunity to see the garden as the rhododendron and azaleas burst into colour, the hellebores and wood anemones brighten up the borders and the bluebells light up the woodland.  Oh and the heathers… much to see!
There will be tea and homemade cake from 11am and a performance by a cappella choir Tartan Harmony at 2pm.
27th May FoGForaging Walk
Did you know that daisies were used to treat bruises, or that silky smooth underwear was made from nettles?
Join our Herbologist on a slow walk to discover the culinary, medicinal and household uses of Geilston’s woodland plants.
Described as “fun and informative”, Nicky’s walks are popular,  especially as she offers foraged snacks and drinks at the end.
Saturday 27 May at 10-30am and 2pm. Booking required. For more information and booking form email
June 4thScotland’s GardensOpen Day
10th JuneFoGSound Bath
An exciting Sound Bath event provided by Lichtie Healing
A wonderful opportunity to quietly lie in the Garden and be immersed in calming soothing sounds.
‘ We blend the clarity of crystal singing bowls with the smooth sacred tones of traditional Tibetan bowls.  Add to that the delicate quiver of the Koshi chimes, the primordial beat of Shamanic drums and you have the relaxing warmth from a bath of sound.’  
No water involved at all, other than the gentle babbling from the Geilston Burn.


Booking at
15th JuneFoGMoth morning
Moths come in many colours, sizes and shapes yet we rarely observe them as they go about their lives in the garden. They are important pollinators and a valuable part of any garden’s ecosystem. Come along to the beautiful walled garden in Geilston to find out about its moth population.
Local lepidopterist Alan Kerr will set up his moth trap in the garden overnight and in the morning identify and tell us about the moths caught. No moths will be hurt in the course of this event, they will all be released to return another night!
Cost £5 for adults and £2 for accompanied children. Normal NTS entry fee to garden, free for NTS members £1 for Young Scot Cardholders. See NTS website for details of entry fees and membership.
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July 2ndFoGSundays in the Garden
TBANTSTeddy Bears’ Picnic
13th JulyFoGMoth Morning
August 6thFoGCraft Fair
TBAFoGArt Workshop
Sept 3rdFoGSundays in the Garden
TBAFoGHerbal Walk
October 1stFoGAutumn Event
October 28th 29thNTSHalloween Trail

Tai Chi at Geilston Garden

Weekly from Thursday 27th April