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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.
Benmore Botanic Garden reviews
Although out of season, I was able to meander through the gardens. Enjoyed the Fernery and the Arboretum and the quietude of the area. There is so much to see but it was unfortunate that visitors out.... more
Although out of season, I was able to meander through the gardens. Enjoyed the Fernery and the Arboretum and the quietude of the area. There is so much to see but it was unfortunate that visitors out.... more »
Visited with my husband and dog. £8 admission fee each. Totally worth it! Map given and off exploring we went. Lots of stunning views, plants and trees that are well maintained. Variety of walks...
Visited with my husband and dog. £8 admission fee each. Totally worth it! Map given and off exploring we went. Lots of stunning views, plants and trees that are well maintained. Variety of walks... more »
Loved my visit, way to spend a full day here with plenty to see and explore. The gardens cover a huge area and have been landscaped to represent different areas of the world and the result is stunning.there are toilets on site. I saw a couple of people walking dogs . There are some lovely places for picnics. I could easily have spent a full day there, and I still feel like I haven't seen everything. I must return , I can easily see this becoming a regular place for a walk just to take the beauty in. The giant redwoods are a sight to behold and photographs do not do justice to the sheer size of them, but they are only the start of what this place has to offer , visit you won't be disappointed.
Beautiful place, plenty to see including the wildlife. Nature at it's best. Dogs allowed. For those with disabilities, wheelchairs there is a lower road (just follow the oranges signs) and for the more athletic type take the higher lanes which lead you to the stunning views. Do look for the golden gates, I recommend a visit
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