THE curtain came down on a busy summer of events at Geilston Garden in Cardross last Sunday with the final ‘pop up cafe’ of the season.

Organised by the Friends of Geilston, the independent supporters’ group which is working with owners the National Trust for Scotland (NTS) on a long term future for the attraction, the monthly events have attracted big crowds throughout the season - and despite frequent showers and brisk autumn breezes, Sunday was no different.

Young people had the chance to take part in a Glorious Gardeners Trail by hunting for knitted gardeners, created by the Cardross Knitting Group and hidden throughout the garden on the day.

A spokesperson for the Friends said: “Even a showery, windy day did not mar the final tea and cake stall of this season.

“The Glorious Gardeners Trail was really fun and enjoyed by all age groups though only the children were rewarded by selecting a reward from toys kindly donated by The Toy Shop in Helensburgh.

“The Helensburgh Dorian Choir provided great entertainment, managing to avoid any showers, and the Helensburgh Beekeepers Association again had many interested visitors.

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“The pop-up tea stall was, yet again, well stocked by our wonderful team of bakers and kept pace with demand thanks to a number of hard working volunteers to whom we are very grateful.

“Many thanks also to the stalwart team who have assisted with erecting and dismantling the gazebos, setting up and clearing up each month.

“The success of this series of events over the season demonstrates just how popular and valued the gardens are and it has been a real joy for the Friends to see such a wide range of visitors enjoying them.

“Final thanks, as ever, go to Geilston’s gardening team, led by head gardener Alison Farrell, who look after the garden and keep it such a joyful, serene space, throughout all the seasons, for us all to enjoy.”

Though there are no more Friends events at Geilston this year, the garden remains open to the public from 10am until 5pm (last entry 4pm) each day until Sunday, October 31.

Normal admission prices apply unless you’re an NTS member, in which case entry is free.