Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore

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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  • We weren't expecting to spend as long here but there was so much to see and learn about we were here most of a day. It is a hilly environment but there are plenty of paths on the lower level for peopl...  more »
  • Visited with my mum. Gardens are stunning, the Redwoods are fabulous and lovely walks. Went to the cafe afterwards and had a lovely coffee and cake. A mention for the staff who were friendly and helpf...  more »
  • This is a great place to visit for a quiet walk and great views of the surrounding area from the View Point. Never the same each time you visit. The cafe is also very good.  more »
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  • A wonderful tranquil hillside rhododendron garden. We visited in the February half term. Not officially open, but visitors still welcome and for free! Right near Loch Eck which is also stunning.
  • Benmore Gardens is always a pleasure to walk around in all seasons! It's local to us, so we go there regularly for a Sunday afternoon stroll. The gardens are well kept all year round. If you're going to be a regular then recommended you take out annual membership. Gives you free access to Benmore and 3 other botanical gardens in Scotland (eg Edinburgh). Also membership gives you discount in the café.
  • Very well maintained botanical garden. Lots of large beautiful trees, colourful rhododendrons and birds singing. You could easily spend all day here, there really is a lot to see. Well signposted (with "You are here" maps) in various locations to keep you on the right track. Nice café if you fancy a bite to eat or cup of tea when you arrive. Toilets are next to the café. The car park is very big so finding a space shouldn't be an issue. Will definitely be coming back here again in the summertime.
  • I was talking to the Friends group about Meconopsis. However the hillside garden is excellent. The Rhododendrons were just starting to flower. The redwood avenue is one of the finest in Scotland and the restored Victorian fernery is unique.
  • The weather gods were good to us and we named to dodge between the raindrops. Enjoyed the day.
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