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Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
44-136-970-6261
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Ranked #4 of 11 attractions in Dunoon
Type: Gardens
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is not a walk for the faint-hearted but for those fit enough to go all the way it's well worth it ... rhododendrons and huge pine trees as well as formal gardens and some great views. There are plants for sale in the garden centre and the restaurant serves a tasty reward at the end.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Visited at start of spring, so a lot of the summer plants etc were not in bloom, so mostly was ferns to see. Its a long walk round the gardens up and down hills so good footwear is essential The fern house is a great wee hidden gem, and we will be back later in year for the seasonal blooms

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Falkirk, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We visited the gardens in late March and had a great time walking around. The lady in the gift shop was very helpful and pointed out some new features of the garden that hadn't yet made the small brochure and map she gave us to walk round with. The cafe staff were very friendly too and made a grand cuppa!... More

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Bedlington, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We went to these gardens on a coach trip. It had been raining before we arrived but were lucky in that it wasn't raining when we were first there. We climbed up the rhodedendron walk which is a bit of a climb but well worth it as it was truly superb and the views excellent. Some of the trees are... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We had a lovely visit to the gardens. The renovated fernery is worth a visit and there is a great view to be had if you manage the trek to the top of the garden.

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Paisley, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

good for lunch,coffee and cakes.nice shop.cafe open all year round.good selection of gluten free and veggie food.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Just been to these gardens Marh 2014 ... sadly it was raining when we visited but there is a friendly tea room there....I have to say how I loved the Red Woods...to be close up to these magnificent trees was simply fabulous...

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Hamilton Scotland
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3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

The avenues of giant redwood trees is a stunning entrance to these beautiful grounds. The trees and plants are well documented throughout and it is the perfect place to take a nice picnic with you when the weather permits. If it doesn't permit, then there is a very decent little cafe on site which serves home made baking, soup and... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Lovely, peaceful and serene. Also managed to have the walk before the rain came down - added bonus. Went to the cafe and although a coach had just visited, found a table and served right away.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Redwoods, acres and fern house were fantastic, worth getting wet. well worth a visit. Pleased with the food in the cafe too.

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