Visitors to Cardross’ Geilston Garden took part in a “joyful” day as the park welcomed a record number of people during its craft fair.

Organised by community group Friends of Geilston [FoG], the event took place on Sunday, August 6 and saw locals peruse stalls selling a variety of handmade items.

In addition to the stalls were games for all ages, a crafting table for children, a Glorious Gardeners Trail around the grounds, and live music from fiddler Fiona Collins.

FoG secretary Alana Ingram said: “Geilston Garden was a joyful place to be on Sunday.

“The craft stalls showcasing local crafts at their best were busy all day and with a wide variety of goods to choose from customers were spoilt for choice.

“There were garden games galore for the young and young at heart, a very busy children's crafting table and the Glorious Gardeners Trail guided visitors round some of the most interesting features of the garden.

“Fiona Collins aka 'Find the Fiddler' took the role of a wandering minstrel, playing her fiddle throughout the garden, a very special musical experience as the sound travelled through the different environments of the garden.

“Despite the number of visitors there remained that wonderful feeling of peace and calm which makes Geilston such a very special place and always worth a visit.

“We are so grateful to the many members of the community who support the Friends of Geilston.

“On Sunday we had assistance with setting up and taking down gazebos, our volunteer bakers, Geilston Hall who loaned tables and Val at The Toy Shop who donated children's prizes and games and the National Trust for Scotland hut team worked their socks off.”

The next event taking place in the gardens will be an adults only sound bath held by Lichtie Healing on Saturday, August 1.

Participants will have the opportunity to relax in the garden while they take in the calming sounds of crystal singing bowls, Tibetan bowls, Koshi chimes, and Shamanic drums.

Spaces cost £15 and can be secured by emailing

Geilston Garden is owned and managed by the National Trust for Scotland [NTS].