Benmore Botanic Garden, Benmore

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Among mountains and views of the Holy Loch lies Benmore Botanic Garden. Pick up a complimentary audio headset from the reception to help guide you through the 48.5 hectares (120 acres) of garden. You will enter through the great avenue of Sierra redwood trees, planted in 1863, some of which exceed 45 m (148 ft) in height. Explore the exotic areas of the garden, including the Bhutanese glade, Tasmanian ridge, and Chilean rain forest glade. Discover the monuments erected in memory of individuals who have cared for the garden, such as Puck’s hut and the bronze statue. Stop for something to eat or drink in the Benmore Cafe. Any keen gardeners will want to browse the Benmore Shop, which sells a wide selection of gardening books and plants. A visit to Benmore Botanic Garden represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Benmore travel route builder to plot your vacation.
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  • Absolutely stunning! Cost £8 adult and there are different tracks to walk, you get a map to plan your route. Lovely cafe which sells various homemade cakes sandwiches burgers etc all lovely. Please... 
    Absolutely stunning! Cost £8 adult and there are different tracks to walk, you get a map to plan your route. Lovely cafe which sells various homemade cakes sandwiches burgers etc all lovely. Please...  more »
  • A lovely scenic drive to get here. Some flat and hilly walks through the gardens with a variety of planting and interesting features. 
    A lovely scenic drive to get here. Some flat and hilly walks through the gardens with a variety of planting and interesting features.  more »
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  • Amazing place and very well priced. I was really impressed with the Chilean/Patagonia forest recreation as I'm originally from around there. It was so convincing. Our kids got some ticks when playing on the grass, and the staff were super friendly and helpful when they told us where we could get a tick removal tool from Dunoon. In the end we managed to remove them all and they were fine, so thank you so much for your help with that.
  • Beautiful Botanical Gardens Just outside Dunoon. A reasonable entry price. Great views and scenery and walks for all abilities. For a day out take a picnic and an empty bladder as there is limited food/drink and toilets available.

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