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.
- 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