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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
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:
Hut - made of wood with a red cedar roof
bronze statue 'A boy with 2 dolphins' dating from 1875
Bhutanese Glade which represents flora from Bhutan
Chilean Rainforest Glade
Part of the
Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.
Location: Benmore Botanic Gardens, Argyll,
Getting there: On the A815 7 miles north of Dunoon.
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Address: Benmore Botanic Garden,
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;
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Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh
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