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Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore
Categories: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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What a wonderful place, the giant trees are truly magnificent, the walk to the view point is a must. The fernery a jem, there jus is so much to see it is definitely inspiring
Hidden away in a beautiful valley we found a welcoming oasis. Parking was perfect. The booking in was indoors, The cafe had good variety and service was excellent.The grounds were well kept, signage b... read more »
It's a big boring park. Puck's Glen down the road is BETTER and free. Don't waste your time here... I have NO idea what people like about this. There are more ... MUCH MORE beautiful areas that are fr... read more »
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.
I went for school camp there. It was lovely
Tallest trees, great views, well labelled. Best thing about it was a guided tour on the golf buggy by Ben who was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic. My fellow travellers and I learnt how to tell if a red squirrel is right or left-handed which the chocolate shrub is and which trees are safe to punch. Great visit.
i have been here once with my school. for 5 days i loved every second of it.
Ismael OlmosImpressive Botanical Garden in the middle of the mountain. It is worth approaching and making the Pucks Glen, very close to the garden route.show original
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