Scotland's Gardens

Gardeners Cottage Walled Garden


Gardener's Cottage Walled Garden


The Walled Garden, acquired in 2013 by the present owners, has been planted with extensive herbaceous borders, box hedging, roses and many unusual plants. There is a White garden, an orchard, vegetable area, a long shrub border with primulas and gentians and alpine border with meconopsis. The Victorian Fernery, previously restored, has peach and pear trees, vegetables and a collection of salvias. There is a long season of interest with peonies, primulas and bulbs in spring to roses and herbaceous flowers in summer followed by substantial autumn flowers with rudbeckias, Michaelmas daisies and aconitums. Below the house a small area of mature conifers, rhododendrons and collection of ferns. There are fine views of the Campsie Hills and the garden is surrounded by mature conifers of the Designed Landscape of Carbeth.


From Stirling take A811, turning to Balfron A875, through the village towards Killearn, over the bridge and take the next turning to the right signposted Balfron Station. The entrance to the drive is the second on the left. From Milngavie A81, drive through Killearn and after ½ mile take the next turning to the left signposted Balfron Station. Avoid Satnav.

Garden Openings

By arrangement 1 May - 31 October


£5.00 includes garden tour and tea/coffee and scones.


British Horse Society Scotland receives 40%, the net remaining to SG Beneficiaries

Features & Catering

  • Disabled Access
  • Home-made teas available.

Other Details

This garden won the Hidden Gardens of Killearn trophy in 2014 and 2015. Garden groups welcome.


Derek and Morna Knottenbelt
Ballochruin Road, Killearn,
G63 9QB

Call 01360 551682



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