Newliston is famed for its Rhododendrons, but it was the parkland and the walled garden which I had come to see, now the walled garden is no longer in productive use but the brickwork of the walls and the sundial in the middle are a joy to behold. You can get a sense of the former productive nature of the garden with the few trained apple trees which remain.
Details on Historic Scotlands Inventory of historical gardens
The Parkland itself is in good order, with a super network of paths. I spent 4 hours exploring and walking the Ha-Ha's around the garden boundary.
Enjoy the slideshow below. The garden has some open days in the spring and details of this can be found here