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Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

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Address: Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-136-970-6261
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll...
In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery.
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Benmore Gardens, Dunoon

Had a beautiful day at Benmore Gardens. Lovely volunteer Hilary was our guide for the day. This began at 2pm which was perfect timing. We had travelled over, with car, from the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Had a beautiful day at Benmore Gardens. Lovely volunteer Hilary was our guide for the day. This began at 2pm which was perfect timing. We had travelled over, with car, from the mainland,Gourock, on the FAB Western Ferries. We had our packed lunch and some lovely carry-out teas and a large strawberry meringue from the tea shop at the garden's... More 

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cumbernauld, scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the gardens on day one of a two day visit to the area (please also see reviews on Pucks Glen and Duncreggan House B&B). The gardens were easy to find with lots of easy parking. The pathways in the gardens themselves are pretty well sign posted and while its a pretty steep climb to the highest point of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Three hours to go around, not for elderly or infirm as a bit of a climb, nice rescued fernery, nice views good café

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Found this place by chance and glad we did. Made for a fantastic afternoon wandering around some amazing gardens even in the rain. The cafe was great, no rpblem eating your own picnic! Recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Several amazing gardens in a huge setting. We used a wheelchair to take an elderly relative around and she loved it. The wildlife and the setting are unique and it would be a wonderful place to get lost. You leave feeling deeply relaxed.

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Preston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Tranquil, beautiful and well looked after garden. Great views interesting planting and gorgeous trees. Friendly locals who are friends of the gardens to share stories.

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Ta' l-Ibrag, Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful. Recommend to visit. Especially since it is right next to Puck's Glen. dedicate some time to it though coz its bigger than it seems.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Beautiful gardens - loads of different plants to see and different areas to explore. Although the car park was very busy the gardens are so spacious you did not see a lot of people and were able to enjoy them in peace

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Such beautiful gardens! Loved the Giant Redwood avenue and the pond with the stunning Acers. We spent about 2 hours there but it started to rain quite heavily so couldn't complete the visit which was a shame. I would have loved to see the ferns. Oh well, will have to revisit!

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Stunning views. Pleasant walking area with a variety of different plants, trees and features to look at. Higher areas to walk and take in the absolutely amazing scenery.

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