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North of the Clyde Day Trip – cancelled.

16th May @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Unfortunately,  in view of the ongoing situation with Covid-19 and to ensure that we are following the current safety advice, we have decided to cancel this trip. If you have already booked for this trip, you will have received an email explaining the situation.  If you did not receive an email, please contact Rona at the email address below.

Glenarn is a private garden, largely created and made famous for its collection of species rhododendrons by the Gibson family. This garden was established in the 1920s and 30s, overlaid on the original Victorian layout, with some remaining trees and rhododendrons from the 19th century. The garden lies in a protected hollow, falling to the south and west, with a steeply sloping Himalayan glen running its length and providing shelter for large-leaved and tender rhododendrons. There are wonderful views down to Rhu, a working vegetable and fruit garden, alpines, plant sales.

Ardardan Estate Walled Garden and Nursery is run by the Montgomery family and team. Set in a magnificent restored walled garden on the banks of the River Clyde it comprises a farm shop, garden nursery, tearoom and woodland experience.

Geilston NTS Garden is celebrated for its landscaping, which harmonises nature and cultivation. At the centre is the walled garden, dating back to 1797, dominated by a mammoth Wellingtonia tree. Be inspired by the 40m long herbaceous perennial border or wander into wilder territory down by the Geilston Burn to connect with nature. Explore the bluebell woods along the Geilston Burn.

Coach pick up will be outside National Records of Scotland, Charlotte Square at 9.00am and Hermiston Park & Ride at 9.30am. A light lunch at Ardardan Walled Garden Nursery is included in the price. This trip needs 25 people for it to go ahead. Booking deadline is 31st March 2020.

Cost is £48 per person.  A booking form can be downloaded here.  This for covers all day trips and visits in the Caley summer programme.

If you prefer to book online, use the options below.

  • If you are interested in this trip or would like more information, contact Rona McDowall, email: rona.mcdowall@hotmail.com or telephone: 07572 308125.
  • Our trips are also open, at no extra charge, to any friends of the Caley who are non-members.
  • Day outings may be cancelled if numbers are too low. Refunds for bookings cancelled by members will be based on the financial commitment already incurred by the Caley.
  • Send booking form with cheque (payable to RCHS) to Rona McDowall, 7 Traquair Park West, Edinburgh, EH12 7AN.


16th May
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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