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Benmore Botanic Garden

Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
+44 1369 706261
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Many of our coach party were disappointed, as they thought it would be formal gardens with flowers... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
William J
Bolton, United Kingdom

Stunning gardens with very scenic paths and walkways to hike. A few excellent overlooks offering... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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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 2 weeks ago

Many of our coach party were disappointed, as they thought it would be formal gardens with flowers, however, this is a collection of floweringt rees and shrubs from all over the world and an avenue of giant redwoods. We only had less than two hours,...More

Thank William J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stunning gardens with very scenic paths and walkways to hike. A few excellent overlooks offering great views! Even lovely in the rain.

Thank DKPuck
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived not sure what to expect, but having seen some of the pictures of the dramatic views decided that it was worth seeking out. Easy to find as it's well sign-posted from the main road. We had decided beforehand to bring walking boots, as...More

Thank Joss M
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 6 June 2017

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 27 May 2017 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 25 May 2017

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 25 May 2017 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 24 May 2017 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 22 May 2017

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
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Marta L
19 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!
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.