17 July 2019The circus comes to Hill House

Sunday 21st July

Big Top Day with Circus Sensible

The Hill House, Helensburgh

10am - 5pm

£8 Child : £6 Adult : £24 Family (2 adults; 2 children)

Roll up! Roll up! Circus Sensible is coming to the Hill House.

Venture into the big top to watch the circus show with lots of opportunities for the audience to get involved. Afterwards there is a workshop on the   lawn where you can have a go at various circus skills including juggling, plate spinning, stilt   walking, diablo, devilstick and chinese ribbon.

Other fun-filled activities include:

  • Face painting*
  • Owl Man with owls and other birds
  • Carnival games including tin can alley, hook-a-duck and hoopla

Grab some lunch from the pop-up food stall on the lawn.

The circus show lasts approximately 45 minutes and is suitable for big kids and little kids alike.

The performance times are 11am, 1pm and 3pm.

*Chargeable activity

17 July 2019Geilston Garden Event

Saturday 20th July

Herb Walk and Herbal Workshop with Herbal Scotland

12pm - 3pm

£35 per person

The workshop aims to educate and empower participants to connect with some common plants and their medicinal and nutritional properties, inspiring and skilling them to prepare some safe simple and effective home remedies and body care products.

Led by fully qualified herbalists from Herbal Scotland, you will participate in a herb walk around the herb garden before making herbal remedies and body care products to take home.

13 June 2019Craft Fair at Hill House

15th  & 16th  June

10am - 4pm

  • Support independent makers and producers at this fair located inside the recently completed and innovative 'Box'.
  • After you've finished shopping, enjoy lunch in our new café or from the independant street food truck.
  • Afterwards see the house like never before from the walkways around the house and over the roof.
  • Finish your day taking in the unique Charles Rennie Mackintosh interiors and hearing more about the family who called The Hill House their home.


03 June 2019Time of AGM

The AGM on June 11th will start at 10.30am,  not 10.00am.

As in previous years we do not expect it to be a long meeting!

03 June 2019Geilston Gardens

This is a message from the Friends of Geilston Gardens

 A petition that has been sent to the Scottish Parliament.  As you may know Geilston Gardens is managed by the National Trust for Scotland but the property is presently "at risk" of closure. If you  are concerned about the NTS policy of closing smaller properties or gardens then please consider signing the petition and asking others to do so. The petition is open until 9th of June and the Friends will be making a representation before the Petitions Committee of the Parliament at the end of June. The present chair is  Joanna Lamont.

Click here for the  link to the Scottish Parliament Petitions.

Geilston Gardens Website


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