Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore

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#1 of 26 in Parks in Argyll and Bute
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. A visit to Benmore Botanic Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Benmore travel route builder to plot your vacation.
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  • August 21, 2017
    We visited here whilst in the area on holiday. Unfortunately the weather was extremely wet. The entry fee is very reasonable and we were shown the map of the gardens, with a brief explanation given as...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We walked here from Pucks Glen and wasn't sure what to expect. The entry fee was very reasonable and we stopped for a drink in the very friendly cafe. We spend the rest of the day walking the amazing ...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    we went to Benmore Botanic Gardens on a short break to Dunoon and it was amazing. It is a vast garden and would take quite a while to walk round. We had a cuppa and a cake in the coffee shop which was...  more »
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  • Beautiful gardens with vibrant colours and fabulous views towards Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula. Tea room is excellent and the gardens never feel busy. You have enough space to do your own thing. We happened to be there when a string quartet was giving a concert, just lovely music in a magical place
  • Absolutely stunning. Every inch of the gardens are beautifully maintained and any visitor could easily spend hours just exploring the network of paths. Without a doubt, one of the most beautiful gardens I've ever had the pleasure of visiting.
  • I live near here and never tire of visiting. Every visit there is something different to see. Some plants flower during the winter so even then it is worth seeing. Great food and coffee in the cafe too.
  • Stunning arboretum in the hills. Aside from the lovely specimens, it's a great place to walk and explore.
  • 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.

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