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Benmore Botanic Garden



Come and marvel at nature's giants. Set in the dramatic Cowal Peninsula, Argyll, the Garden is world famous for its collections of flowering trees and shrubs.


  • Avenue of Giant Redwoods - this stunning entrance was planted in 1863. Some of the trees are well over 40 metres tall.

  • Woodland Gardens - the first conifers were planted here in 1820. You can still see some of the original Scots pine towering above you.

  • Glen Massan Arboretum - contains some of the tallest trees in Scotland including a massive Douglas fir over 55 metres tall.

  • Formal Garden - relax amongst the stately conifers and memorials in this traditional garden.

  • Restored Victorian Fernery.

  • Pond - stroll through the informal plantings around the pond with its bronze fountain dating from 1875.

  • Benmore Hill - rest a while at the viewpoint with its stunning outlook across the Garden, Strath Eck and the Holy Loch to the Firth of Clyde beyond.

  • Colourful Rhododendrons - over 250 rhododendron species put on a great floral show. Many are famous for their beautiful flowers and textured leaves and barks.

  • Discovery Trails - pick up a guidebook and follow the trails to discover the Garden's secrets.

  • Events - special events throughout the season for all the family to enjoy.

  • Botanics Shop, gifts, souvenirs, books, local crafts and plants.

  • Cafe.

  • Facilities for the disabled.

  • Free car and coach parking.

  • Dogs permitted on a short lead.

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On the A 815, 7 miles north of Dunoon in the Cowal Peninsula.

Benmore Botanic Garden Postcode for SatNav: PA23 8QU

Contact

 
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+44 (0)1369 706 261
Fax:
+44 (0)1369 706 369
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Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 8QU










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