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Finlaystone Gardens

Family-friendly estate with ancient woodland and mature gardens.

  • 4.5

  • from 621 Google reviews

Finlaystone Gardens
Finlaystone Gardens

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About the garden

Home to a historic mansion, surrounded by glorious grounds, and renowned 10-acre gardens that offer breathtaking views across the Firth of Clyde, this is one of Renfrewshire’s most prestigious visitor attractions.

Witness a spectacular display of Snowdrops in the woodland during winter, then watch as they are replaced by a beautiful covering of Bluebells and glowing Daffodils during spring. Feast your eyes on gorgeous Peonies in the walled garden, before unwinding with delicious refreshments from the Garden Café. And don’t forget the ‘smelly’ garden - created with the sight-impaired in mind - or the 70-metre herbaceous border, which provides captivating colour through to autumn. If something catches your eye, you can purchase seasonal plants from the gift shop.

Visitors can wander along one of the many trails through the 140-acre woodland, featuring trees thought to be over 400 years old, and head to the incredible falconry centre. Or, why not let the kids’ imaginations run wild on the custom-built pirate ship?

How long is a typical visit?

The average visitor spends 4+ hours (All Day) at Finlaystone Country Estate.

Opening times

The estate is open every day of the year 10am to 5pm. The Visitor Centre and Shop is open April to September 11am to 5pm. October to March 11am – 4pm. The Tea Room is open 10am to 5pm Weekends, School and Bank holidays only.

Useful details

Garden area

250 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating.


Yes - Children of all ages. Children should be supervised by adults at all times.

Wheelchair access

Very accessible (all paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop.

Inverclyde, PA14 6TJ

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Find the garden

Finlaystone Gardens
PA14 6TJ
Sat Nav Postcode
PA14 6TJ
Public Transport
No - Nearest station is Langbank, which is 20 min walk away.
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Google reviews

  • 4.5

  • from 621 Google reviews

Wai Lam Au

a month ago


The garden is amazing, but there is also large woodland. The best time to visit the garden should be summer, with wisteria blooming. Fungi is the season special, you will find different variety on the ground. Mostly can be found under big trees. The walk include uphill route, but still consider easy to walk. Be aware of slippery path.

Andrea Sharpe

3 months ago


Love it. Fab for the kids with lots of different play areas and lovely woodland to roam. Gorgeous gardens for the grown ups. A fair bit of rubbish lying about. As some feckless visitors appear to be incapable of taking their rubbish home, some more bins would be a good idea. Cafe is mediocre but has a lovely outdoor seating area. Service could do with a smile, limited choice of food (but it's ok) and prices are reasonable. Good cup of tea. The 'sample' cakes on display need improving - the strawberry tart looks like a prosthetic bullet wound in a pastry case. Toilets a bit yucky. Great place though!

Yanina Rudenko

a month ago


Very nice place! Beautiful gardens, gorgeous views, lovely cafe. Forest paths, please wear appropriate footware. Not for free, but definitely worth it!

Abi Smith

a year ago


Amazing place with a little bit of everything. Stunning gardens, forest trails, children's play areas, coffee and gift shop, incredible falconry, shop and facilities. Main garden area is buggy friendly. Trails are off-road and some quite steep. Take the family for a full fun filled day out.

Gabriela Popa

a week ago


Nice place, beautiful garden and great place for kids. The best time to visit the place is summer. Forest paths, please wear appropriate footware.

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01475 540505

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