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Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
44-136-970-6261
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Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Dunoon
Type: Gardens
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Darlington, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We walked from Puck's Glen, and were not disappointed. The situation and lay out of the place is mrvellous

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

The walks here were lovely with great vistas most trees and plants are labelled. At the moment there are shelters being added as well as clearing and planting. The café has a tasty selection and the staff are very friendly and welcoming. It is not a massive place and can be visited in half a day.

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Leeds
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is an excellent botanic garden. The redwoods get the headlines but the fern garden and the higher parts of the gardens are also excellent. Paths meander through the extensive grounds allowing you to wander and explore. Nice food in the cafe too.

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Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Lady in shop very helpful with directions for best areas to take wheelchair user. Great film at exhibition about fenrnery, too inaccessible to visit, so good to see it somehow.

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Beautiful forest park/garden with great 'giant redwoods' and rhododendrons galore. The main paths/tracks are fairly level, but the higher tracks are smaller and steeper. It poured when I visited and it still looked good. One criticism: I counted 20+ seats/benches around the walled garden and lake, but there were NONE up on the higher slopes where they were really needed... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We did not visit the gardens as time did not allow but we can really recommend the cafe - the cherry scones are to die for!

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Wish I was in FLA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Well worth a visit for the giant redwood avenue and the view from the top of the hill. Charming woods to stroll around with plenty of interest for the botanist.

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Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A good way to spend a couple of hours but wear stout shoes if you want to take full advantage of great views from the summit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Visited the Gardens recently and they are magical. We walked most of the paths and found some beautiful areas. No ducks in the duckpond but saw lots of Newts. Make sure to bring a good camera as there are plenty of photography opportunities. Some of the map location guides along the path are misleading but the scenery makes up for... More

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Newry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beautiful gardens with great walks nice cafe and gift shop well worth a visit if you are in the Dunoon area. Other great walks close by.

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