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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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Don't miss it if visiting Cowal.

Benmore is an adventure as well as a Botanic Garden. The avenues, walks, plants, etc.are are all great. I really like the little lake and wonderful goldfish. While in the area... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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Gourock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Benmore is an adventure as well as a Botanic Garden. The avenues, walks, plants, etc.are are all great. I really like the little lake and wonderful goldfish. While in the area visit Puck's Glen as well.

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

One visit is not enough ! However, you will see many of the main features if you get a free leaflet with its map and illustrations and use it to find the Pond, Bhutanese Glade, Chilean Rainforest, Tasmanian Ridge, The (restored) Fernery, Glen Massan Arboretum, Cryptomeria Glade, the many areas of Rhododendron species from wild stock, the plantings of Monkey... More 

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Dewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Part of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Garden. A vast range of plants and a place to spend more hours than I initially expected. Very good refreshment facilities with home made cakes and pastries

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glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great tea room we didn't have time to do the gardens as we had just done pucks glen walk. We both had lovely food in the cafe

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Larkhall, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We spent about 3-4 hours here, and it was great! There is so much to see, and there is different paths to take so it suits everyone. Was well worth the money and would definately go back.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We loved this garden! It was a first visit, and took me by surprise, not having realised quite what a mountain garden it is (that's a very positive thing for me, but might not be for some). The top end of the garden gives wonderful views and was very quiet. Explore the viewpoints and shelters. Don't miss the fernery, by... More 

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Largs, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We took my mum in wheelchair and managed to access a good part of the gardens although it was tough going at points up hills and rough albeit tarmaced paths. The picture perfect pond was my highlight. Would definitely return

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Immingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

I didn't know what to expect but I am truly pleased to have visited, set in the heart of Argyles beautiful countryside Benmore offers walks to suit all. Walk amongst giant redwoods climb up the hills explore the pond, get a glimpse of ancient Bhutanese pavilions right here in the heart of Scotland. A must see is the restored Victorian... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very much for tree lovers not a lot for children or teenagers but is dog friendly which was good. Middies were vicious!

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

A fantastic garden, with a great and hilly walk thrown in.. lots of mature species and a decent café at the entrance.. One of the best places to visit in Dunoon area

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Address: Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
Phone Number: 44-136-970-6261
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Argyll and Bute  >  Dunoon

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