Greenbank House & Garden
Just where Glasgow's southern suburbs end and rolling countryside begin, this beautiful walled garden has tranquillity combined with an accessible location that the 18th century tobacco-merchant owner must have loved. Summer is the best time to visit, with sunshine enhancing a kaleidoscopic array of flowering plants, but the various seasonal gardens provide interest year-round. Extensive and full of unexpected, hidden-away corners, the grounds are the main attraction. However, on summer Sundays you can look inside the house too, which is smaller than first appearances suggest - watch out for the fake, 2-D wings complete with painted-on windows.
📌 Greenbank House and Garden ★★★☆☆
Location: West side of Clarkston, G.R.: NS 562566 ///appeal.photo.grabs
Open (2019): Gardens: daily, March to October; Thursday to Sunday, November to February, but best in summer. House: Sunday afternoons, late March to September
Cost (2019): £7.50 (adults), £5.50 (concession), free for National Trust for Scotland members