15 September 2018 (Sat-Sun 2-4pm)
16 September 2018
Built for merchant Robert Allason in the 1760s, Greenbank Garden is an impressive celebration of west coast domestic gardening, featuring more than 3,600 named species of plants. Visitors can take a stroll around the garden or relax by the soothing water feature.
Greenbank was built for Robert Allason in the 1760s – he made his money as a tobacco merchant and slave trader in the days when Glasgow was the second city of the British Empire. The walled garden was built at the same time as the house, and both are surrounded by tall swaying beeches. After the American Wars of Independence Allason went bankrupt and lost the house and estate.
For gardening inspiration, Greenbank Garden is unbeatable. Today, the large garden aims to inspire visitors to grow a wide array of plants in their own gardens.
Booking not required
Accessibility: The garden, courtyard and cafe are accessible. The house has a flight of 8 steps.
Building Date: Est. 1760s, ornamental planting began in the garden in the 1840s