Greenbank Gardens

Greenbank Gardens, Clarkston: Hours, Address, Greenbank Gardens Reviews: 4/5

Greenbank Gardens
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Aug 2021 • Friends
After passing this place many times in the past and wondering what it was like and reading such good reviews, we were expecting something fabulous, as its run by NTS but we were so disappointed.
The gardens are a mess and looks so run down, the memorial benches are in such a state, flowers/plants were dead, it has a strange layout for a garden, it felt like a community garden not a formal garden which we were expecting. The only thing worth seeing was the fountain/statue.
There was no info boards around and benches in the weirdest of places, unsupervised kids running around squealing and only house tours on a sunday to name a few things that has questioned whether being an NTS member is actually worth while, as we wouldnt have been happy if we paid the admission fee being asked. Dont think we will be back here!
Written 4 August 2021
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hairdy
Preston, UK2,085 contributions
Oct 2020 • Solo
I got a bus from Glasgow to visit the gardens, a but if trek from the main road, as made a mistake of going past the orivate road where there is an back entrabce to the gardens. I had a very heavy rucksack, and was completely worn out, however although the entrance is a big barn the young lady wasnt keen for me to leave it there, out of the way. Not very welcoming and seemed very bored! The gardens you first see by the the grand House are very impressive, then a small section of gardens to the rear. The water sculpture is beautiful though. As it was Autumn the leaves were very beautiful, and the gardens had a private and secret feel to it when no one else arpund
Written 18 July 2021
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davecullen6
Livingston, UK36 contributions
Jul 2021
Visited yesterday using out National Trust card, had never heard about it, stunning mid sized gardens in middle of countryside, but only 5 mins from nearby towns etc.

Vey pleasant staff, lovely cafe serving the usual great scones etc.

Seems like a perfect place for the kids to have a picnic and a play on the lawn, we particularly liked the poppy beds and the beautiful 30's sculpture entitled "Foam".

There are woodland walks outside as well, will definitely come back in Spring to see the daffodils, a true hidden gem.

Strange to thing that something so lovely was created out of the profits of addiction and human slavery
Written 14 July 2021
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CarpeDiemTravelling
Glasgow, UK72 contributions
May 2021
Can’t get enough of this relaxing walled garden. I’ve been here half a dozen times during lockdown and counting. Something about this garden makes me feel comfortable, as if visiting close friends, though the scale and the many garden benches strategically dotted around the garden, plus the labelled plants and trees anchor me in the reality of a National Trust for Scotland garden. The clever layout of paths broad enough to accommodate families with young children and those who like to amble along give this magical space breathing room for all to enjoy at the pace they prefer. The walled garden itself (there is a surrounding woodland area that’s extensive, great for walks with fuzzy friends) you can view in less than an hour, but the children find the winding paths, secret corners and crannies, hedges and floral avenues irresistible for escaping their parent’s eye. At the same time the enclosed “outdooor rooms” are just the right size so there’s no worry of really getting lost. There are two main parts, one with a manicured lawn and very trim-looking yew trees, with gorgeous sun. The other part of the garden has several “outdoor rooms” with beds hedged with boxwood, a delicate alpine garden, a lavish display of bergenia (a Greenbank speciality), plus a section that I believe has plants being grown for climate hardiness comparison purposes. Here and there are outdoor sculptures. A water feature hidden away. Sometimes plants are for sale in the courtyard. Hot drinks and snacks are available, outdoor seating. A mini-break in the form of a garden. Go, go! Did I mention there‘s a sundial?
Written 31 May 2021
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in428
Edinburgh, UK40 contributions
May 2021
We were perhaps unfortunate in visiting this when we did. It's clear that this once was a spectacular garden but large parts were badly in need of some tlc. There is some rather strange modern planting which stuck me as being out of place but the range and variety was disappointing. I don't think this is a gardener's garden. It's more like a community park for the locals with lots of people picnicing. A class of junior school children were there running around and shouting at the top of their voices, totally unsupervised by their accompanying adults and certainly not respecting social distancing. I have visited several gardens in the last 3 weeks but I was very disappointed with this one and my visit was brief. (Nice staff in the cafe.)
Written 29 May 2021
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Worldwidetraveller89
Workington, UK451 contributions
Sep 2020 • Family
Pretty walled gardens! Small woodland walk, lots of green space for children to play. Overall a nice family day out.

I wouldn’t say this is an amazing not be missed place. But it is something different to do.
Written 15 October 2020
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Oct 2020
Pretty walled gardens that's part of Greenbank House. It was probably a bit late in the year to be visiting gardens as the flowers will not be at their best. The greenhouse is currently closed which is a real pity because from the outside, the flowers inside were the prettiest in the gardens.

Generally it's a pretty, formal landscaped gardens with well manicured lawns. The pond with the Foam sculpture was an especially peaceful and enjoyable part of the garden.
Written 1 October 2020
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alanaway2016
Evesham, UK262 contributions
Sep 2020
A great stop off travelling north to Stirling. These excellent gardens are full of colour and variety. Good value especially with a comprehensive guide book for 50p. A small cafe for drinks and snacks. If you have time some local walks near by.
Written 24 September 2020
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Christine C
East Kilbride, UK18 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Cant believe I've never visited this gem before, ciming from Busby i should have but after 50 yrs finally got round to it and it didn't disappoint. The walled garden is made up from hedge which gives it a feeling of a maze but with every turn you are in a secluded spot with benches and water features like you own private garden. Will definitely be back again.
Written 19 September 2020
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itchyfeet2014
Glasgow, UK2,095 contributions
Sep 2020
We spent a couple of hours strolling around the lovely Greenbank garden. We finished off our visit with the woodland walk, well worth doing!
The staff were great and really helpful. Up to the usual high standard of the National Trust.
Good parking.
Written 16 September 2020
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