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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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Wish I was in FLA
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32 reviews 32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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
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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North West
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Fernery alone is worth the trip and rest of the gardens are great too ( that says a lot from someone who isn't a keen gardener)

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We visited the gardens on 2nd July 2014 with our two daughters 9 and 4.5 years. Both girls love being outside and especially liked the pond which had a huge number of baby frogs, some of which were on the path. They also enjoyed picking up sticks on the way round so they could play Pooh sticks from the bridge... More

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Tring
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Great place to see the magnificent redwoods and other trees. Allow at least half a day. Great walks visit was great nice resteraunt

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Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

There are no words that I could write that would do this place justice.....Just go and visit it and soak up it's beauty

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Great day here in march.easy to walk around,well laid out.The views are amazing,you could sit and watch the landscape for ages as we did.The gardners when asked were very helpful and knowledgable.Everybody here was polite and in good spirits,.The day we went was a lovely and sunny,so we thoroughly enjoyed it and would highly recommend it to everyone.Also the food... More

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Canberra, Australia
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12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Such a gorgeous setting and so beautifully maintained. You can spend hours viewing the flora and walking the trails. There is history in the Victorian garden, magnificent views from easily accessible viewpoints and lipsmacking soups in the cafe. Give it half a day at the very least.

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