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Benmore Botanic Garden

Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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Beautiful gardens

What a wonderful botanical garden. Trees that are out of this world and many red squirrels that pop... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
RobertLeng
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Worthing, United Kingdom
A walk in the park

Super September day visit to the botanic gardens. Leaves turning colour, squirrels abound and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
duncanmxw
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Kozienice, Poland
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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.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful botanical garden. Trees that are out of this world and many red squirrels that pop out all over the place. The giant redwoods, whilst not as big as their Californium cousins, are to die for.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super September day visit to the botanic gardens. Leaves turning colour, squirrels abound and the information room with interactive activities for adults and children. Great wee restaurant for a coffee and a snack. A well spent afternoon with the grand children.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful place to visit. Plenty of free parking, dogs are welcomed BUT not allowed in the restaurant or Victorian Fernery. We managed to see 5 red squirrels, whose tails varied in colour from red to black - have no idea why. There is...More

Thank vivienelizabeth
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

We were staying next to the gardens so were told we could go in and we did without paying! The redwood trees were amazing as was the pond we didn’t have time to see much else. The cafe is lovely and the drinks excellent we...More

Thank 186400Caroline
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Great walk. Note for those travelling with young children. Some parts of the park as the slopes are a bit steep and not suitable for young kids. Lucky boy has daddy to carry him through. ^^

Thank Vicki L
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Decided to take the opportunity to visit Benmore Botanic Garden which has been on my list for a while. A very nice place to visit with it's trees and plants with plenty of colour. A peaceful place to visit and I would recommend anyone to...More

Thank falconbrae
Reviewed 18 August 2018

These are gardens at their best on the slopes of Ben More. Beautifully tended and planted, starting at the majestic redwood avenue. As you climb there are gardens planted from the Himalayas, Australasia etc with appropriate shelters for each. When we visited there were not...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Very hot when visiting this garden, ground very dry, the plants in the garden were in bloom and very pretty, had to climb higher to enjoy the beauty even more, the café a little on the pricey side but after a long walk very welcoming.

Thank Mervin N
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Really nice visit ,The gardens are of course beautiful,well laid out and beautifully cared for,and they have the new Fernery..worth a visit.They do have organised tours and if your mobility is limited,then you can your on a wee train,but you need to book up.We freelanced...More

Thank rubyme
Reviewed 2 August 2018

A great place just for a walk surrounded by trees and ferns which is the main planting. If you are looking for a flower / formal gardens you will not find that here. The backdrop of the hills makes it a unique setting, but you...More

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Marta L
20 July 2017|
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Response from SoupbonePew | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but keep on a lead. One of the beauties of Benmore is that there are many rugged, hilly areas that may prove demanding. On the plus side, you can take all day at your own pace!
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Sky3man
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.
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