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Benmore Botanic Garden
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Benmore Botanic Garden

In its magnificent mountainside setting, Benmore is steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery. Benmore's 120 acres are home to a world-famous collection of plants from regions ranging from the Himalaya, China and Japan to North and South America.

Visitors are welcomed by an impressive avenue of Giant Redwoods, arguably one of the finest entrances to any botanic garden. Established in 1863, these majestic giants now stand over 50 metres high.

The Garden is glorious throughout the seasons, from the vibrant blooms of rhododendrons and azaleas in early spring, striking Eucryphias of late summer and breathtaking displays of rich autumn fruit and foliage.

Seven miles of trails throughout the garden lead to beautiful locations such as the magnificently restored Victorian fernery with over 70 species of fern, the newly renovated Golden Gates. Geographic plantings from Bhutan with its oak pavilion, the Chilean Viewpoint Refuge situated in the Monkey Puzzle forest of Benmore , the Japanese Valley and Tasmanian Ridge to a dramatic viewpoint at 140 meters (450 feet) overlooking the surrounding mountains and Holy Loch.

Opening Times

Open daily 1st March – 31st October

Hours: March to October 10.00 am – 5.00 pm

Fernery – opens 11.00 am closing one hour before the Garden

Admission: Adult £8.00, Concession £7.00, Under 16s free

Discounts available for groups of 11 or more providing payment is by a single transaction.

Getting there: Benmore Botanic Garden is on the A815, 7 miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

Facilities Available: Wheelchair access in part/with assistance, Toilets, Refreshments and Shop.
Contact Information
Opening Dates:
1st March - 31st October
Opening Times:
March to October 10.00am – 5.00pm
Tel: 01369 706 261
Address: Benmore, Dunoon, Argyll PA23 8QU
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