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Benmore Botanic Garden

Benmore, Argyll

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In a  mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.

It is set within the Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and the Argyll Forest Park.

Benmore’s 120 acres boasts over 300 species of rhododendron; Bhutanese and Chilean plantings and visitors enter the gardens through a spectacular avenue of Giant Redwoods, planting in 1863 by Piers Patrick a wealthy American who had bought the estate.

Other Features include:

  • Pucks Hut - made of wood with a red cedar roof

  • The Formal Garden

  • A bronze statue 'A boy with 2 dolphins' dating from 1875

  • The Bhutanese Glade which represents flora from Bhutan

  • The Chilean Rainforest Glade

  • Tasmanian Ridge

  • Victorian Fernery

Part of the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.

Location: Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyll, Scotland

Grid Reference: NS143855 Ceremonial County: Argyllshire

Map Link: StreetMap 

Aerial photo: Google Aerial

Getting there: On the A815 7 miles north of Dunoon.

Website: www.rbge.org.uk
Other Useful Websites:
Address: Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll
Postcode: PA23 8QU Telephone:  01369 706261
Opening Times: Daily 1st Mar-31 Oct from 10am. Closing at 5pm Mar and Oct; 6pm Apr to Sep

Charges: Adults £5; Concessions £4; Child £1; Family £10

Nearby Locations:
Other Location Pages: Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh    Gardens











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