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Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

Address: Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-136-970-6261
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Ranked #4 of 17 Attractions in Dunoon
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is one of the most beautiful gardens in Argyll. Worth spending a whole afternoon exploring then finishing with a cup of tea.

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Carlton in Lindrick, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

The Sequoia trees are wonderful as is the pond. The formal gardens were closed but the trails are full of interesting plants and things to see and read. Many plants have name tags and background information. We had our do with us and couldn't enter the cafe but it looked great. The staff we met were all friendly and helpful.... More 

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Redditch, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Benmore botanical gardens has to be one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to. The Whole area was amazing. There are 2 trails you can follow the novice or the experienced walker both have amazing views .We took the novice route (as I'm most definitely a novice) and were delighted to see the red squirrels playing in the... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

My friend and I visit Benmore gardens often. The avenue of redwood trees are spectacular and there are often exhibitions in the gallery. The newly restored golden gates are beautiful. All in all there are some lovely walks in the gardens. The cafe is a welcoming place after a visit and the gift shop has unusual gifts and cards.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Gorgeous place, easy access routes and a smashing cup of tea in the café... what more can you ask for! Must see the tall redwoods... just wow!!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My daughter and I have just Benmore botanical gardens and what a wonderful find it was. We are both fit so were able to explore the gardens far and wide including climbing the rocky steps up to the Victorian fernery and taking in the misty views from the new Chilean shelter. The autumn colours around the gardens are breathtakingly beautiful... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very nice gardens to walk around with a camera. We didn't make it around the whole garden but what we saw was very nice. Even spotted a dear running around.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

It is stunning. But...ridiculous to have to pay to enter if only to see the giant redwoods. My small children are not up to walking around the entire place and it is too much to ask to pay entry for the avenue of trees alone. Please re think this.

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Inverness Scotland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wonderful walk through magnificent trees - and lovely food to follow! recommend to anyone interested in conifer trees of all kinds.

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Coatbridge, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
17 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We walked around all the trails with some amazing sights the chilean shelter made of carved wood was a an amazing sight

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