Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Cardross: Geilston Gardens

I visited these lovely National Trust gardens a few days ago and they greatly surpassed expectation. All the flower beds are well kept and there was a profusion of huge colourful flowering plants, many heavily scented (the gorgeous yellow azaleas most of all). 

There are many paths through the formal part of the garden and some through a wooded area too beside the burn and bridge. Many of the trees are mature and quite magnificent, especially the enormous Wellingtonia on the front lawn.

There was no one manning the wooden kiosk beside the car park when I was there but an "honesty box" was on the wall by the door. There's also a tea/coffee machine just inside where you can make a brew!

The gardens are on the west of Cardross, 18 miles north-west of Glasgow. 

I'd like to go back there again before long as my time was limited the day I visited!

(See the website here)


amedea said...

We should enjoy more all natural beauties around us. What wonderful colorful flowers!
What abeautiful world painted by nature!
Thanks for the photos

Jane said...

Many thanks Amadea, sorry to be slow - I only just found your comment!

Konnie said...

We have been to Geilston Gardens in June 2014. We really enjoyed our stay. The gardens were beautiful; we loved the tranquility there.

Konnie from Berlin

Jane said...

Hello Konnie, thank you for your nice message. I am very glad you enjoyed your stay and visit to the gardens. I must return there myself sometime too; it is, as you say, a tranquil place,

Best wishes, Jane