Benmore Botanic Garden


A highlight on the Cowal Peninsula, the Benmore Botanical Garden stretches for 120 acres along the mountainside. Surrounded by the dramatic scenery of Argyll, the garden is home to a huge variety of internationally regarded plants, including a walkway of redwood sequoias, a rhododendron garden, and a Victorian fernery.

With seven miles of trails to follow around this garden and a host of different types of plants and trees from all over the world as well as a spectacular view over to the Holy Loch this is a garden that you are bound to return to over and over again. You will find this mountainside garden a little north of Dunoon.

From the moment you walk in through its avenue of giant redwoods you know your visit is going to be special. If you have difficulty walking or just want to see as much as possible why not plan your trip on a Wednesday or Thursday around 2pm and take the Benmore Explorer tour where you can ride around the garden in comfort and see and hear about the stunning planting throughout the garden.

There’s the 300 species of rhododendrons, collections from North and South America, the Orient and the Himalaya, the Chilean pavilion, the Bhutanese pavilion, the Golden Gates, the pond, the Courtyard Gallery, the shop and of course the café. So much to see and all spectacular.

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