Have you ever wondered how to attract wildlife into your garden to help it flourish?

Then come along to Geilston Garden on Saturday, September 1, when the National Trust for Scotland and the Friends of Geilston are running a Garden Wildlife Day.

Allison Hillis, chair of the Friends of Geilston, told the Advertiser: "We will have representatives from the RSPB, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Beekeepers Association, Moth and Butterfly Society, not forgetting Jet the barn owl, who will be making a guest appearance.

"They will be there to give advice and information and will also be conducting tours of the garden to examine some of the habitats that are ideal for various birds, animals and insects.

"There will be plenty to keep children busy throughout the day. As well as the usual fun things to do at Geilston, there will be an activities tent where children can make bird feeders, face masks, busy bee wands and a “Where Do I Live” trail with a small prize if you can find the different habitats.

"We will be providing tea and coffee as well as a range of tasty baking, filled rolls from Cardross Golf Club and quiche from the Gingerbread Man.

"Please come and support Geilston Garden on what we hope will be a great day for the young and young at heart."

This Saturday's event is free to NTS members. Normal entry fees to the garden will apply to non-members.