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Among mountains and views of the Holy Loch lies Benmore Botanic Garden. Pick up a complimentary audio headset from the reception to help guide you through the 48.5 hectares (120 acres) of garden. You will enter through the great avenue of Sierra redwood trees, planted in 1863, some of which exceed 45 m (148 ft) in height. Explore the exotic areas of the garden, including the Bhutanese glade, Tasmanian ridge, and Chilean rain forest glade. Discover the monuments erected in memory of individuals who have cared for the garden, such as Puck’s hut and the bronze statue. Stop for something to eat or drink in the Benmore Cafe. Any keen gardeners will want to browse the Benmore Shop, which sells a wide selection of gardening books and plants. Arrange to visit Benmore Botanic Garden and other attractions in Benmore using our Benmore family vacation planner.
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The rhododendrons were just coming into floer. There was a good mix of planting and selected areas were nicely presented Good value more »
Benmore Gardens was recommended by a friend who lives in Dunoon. I wasn't expecting much as, Philistine that I am, I prefer more active pastimes than wandering around a garden. Big Mistake. The garden... more »
"Garden" is not exactly the right description for the stunning and wild area of landscaping, planting, and history. We were there for just under 2 hours and probably saw less than a quarter of it. Wou... more »
What a lovely afternoon we spent exploring Benmore. It is worth a visit. I am certainly we will visit again. The fernery is well worth the climb up the steps. The whole place gives a peaceful and calm feeling. Sit on the seats or in the Bhutanese Glade and just drink in the sweet smell of the gardens and the peace.
C A Abi
Best hilly walk trail with a lot of interesting features. The elevated wooden walk on the pond is the best feature
Decided to go here on spur of the moment and very glad we did, helpful pleasant staff and absolutely beautiful place, full of birds. As we went in we also saw a red squirrel too and apparently there are two kinds of deer but sadly didn't see them. We went on the motorised tour which is best booked in advance as its an eight seater golf buggy. Very interesting talk, there are some of the biggest tree in the UK here, with lots of stops for the scenery and photos. We will be back if visit here again.
Great breakkfasts and some stunning woodland walks amongst the botanic gardens. Lovely.
Great couple of hours exploring the gardens, nice views and easy walks
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