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 -10th||NTS||Easter Egg Trail|
|14th May||FoG||Sundays 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…..so 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||FoG||Foraging 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
|June 4th||Scotland’s Gardens||Open Day|
|10th June||FoG||Sound 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 email@example.com
|15th June||FoG||Moth 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.
Please book via firstname.lastname@example.org
|July 2nd||FoG||Sundays in the Garden|
|TBA||NTS||Teddy Bears’ Picnic|
|13th July||FoG||Moth Morning|
|August 6th||FoG||Craft Fair|
|Sept 3rd||FoG||Sundays in the Garden|
|October 1st||FoG||Autumn Event|
|October 28th 29th||NTS||Halloween Trail|
Tai Chi at Geilston Garden
Weekly from Thursday 27th April