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Benmore Botanic Garden

Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
+44 1369 706261
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Great Day Out

I won the tickets to this attraction but on visiting would have gladly paid the entrance fee. The... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nick D
via mobile

You are met by what must be one of the nicest people in Scotland. A lady who simply oozes... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good25%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
+44 1369 706261

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I won the tickets to this attraction but on visiting would have gladly paid the entrance fee. The formal gardens part has been devastated by fungal attack but we managed to spend 6 hours here and didn't see everything. Some beautiful paths and views and...More

1  Thank Nick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You are met by what must be one of the nicest people in Scotland. A lady who simply oozes friendliness and jollity. Flip flops or high heels are not recommended and indeed the walk around can be challenging in places. The whole area and garden...More

1  Thank muchado55
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very well laid out and a good walk round. However, must have been the gardeners week off as a couple of paths were closed and in several places, the plants had overgrown the paths meaning a little limbo dancing was in order. Overall though, worth...More

Thank Bumpy_up_here
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely walk in a lovely place - azaleas and rhodies in bloom - really helpful lady selling the entrance tickets and a nice café.

Thank David C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place feeds the soul and inspires at every turn. From the giant sequoia avenues to the himilayan garden complete with viewing temple to the collection of Chilean confers and endangered plants. The fernery is a special place To visit and marvel at what the...More

Thank swisscoxy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a stunning place. There is such variation across the site. From Bhutanese to Chillean areas and lots of other themes of which there are too many to mention. The victorian fernery is fabulous. No part of the gardens failed to impress. The tea room...More

Thank kokoloko777
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Sequoia avenue is breathtaking. The staff are welcoming and new seating outside an improvement. That said I don't find this the most enjoyable or interesting garden I've visited. It always feels as though we've just missed or are too early to see the garden...More

Thank McCrustie2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The family spent a very enjoyable time at the botanical gardens. We enjoyed looking at the various specimen trees, plants. The tearoom served coffee and there was a good selection of sandwiches and cakes value for money. The gardens are beautiful and a credit to...More

Thank tinman48
Reviewed 17 May 2017

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! More of an arboretum than gardens. We wandered round for nearly 3 hours on the peaceful slopes. There are interesting guide-boards around but they don't seem to agree...More

Thank Mags P
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Absolutely stunning huge gardens, around 125 acres. We walked around for six hours and didn’t see everthing. The Fernery is staggering, an amazing restoration project. Visit Chile, Japan, Tasmania and Bhutan in one day. Couldn’t believe we were really just a few miles north-west of...More

Thank Christopher B
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is wheelchair access possible, although the occupant can walk but needs to rest due to condition.
13 October 2015|
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Response from 837lcullen | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, as long as you keep on the main paths. There are also lots of resting places even for the fittest walker.