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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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Must see Rhododendrons and Magnolias

There is always something spectacular to see in these gardens. From March through to June the rhododendrons flower prolifically and as the first varieties finish flowering there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

There is always something spectacular to see in these gardens. From March through to June the rhododendrons flower prolifically and as the first varieties finish flowering there are other varieties that take over with flowers in a wide range of colours and sizes. Don't miss the magnificent magnolias, which are well worth the trek up the hillside. Marvel at the... More 

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Westcliff-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
7 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

The gardens are stunning, despite the rain it was a joy to wander slowly along the winding paths between giant red woods and banks of rhododendrons. to get full benefit allow half a day and don't rush. Café is small, but offers a fair range at reasonable price. Self service but staff offered to carry trays for handicapped and elderly.... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Give yourself at least half a day to see this place properly! We only had about 2.5 hours, and didn't pause at all in the gift shop or cafe, though we were delighted that we were allowed to bring our picnic lunch in and eat it on the grounds - there are an abundance of benches, so that was brilliant.... More 

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Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 NEW

I have to say the gardens are stunning but the cafe is far to small if only catering for walkers and a few cars it could be deemed adequate but we were on a coach trip and not the only coach so cafe and toilets not big enough. I didn't think it was wheelchair friendly. The gift shop didn't sell... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I love Benmore for its beautiful woodland. The cafe? What are your reviewers on? Or are they just easily pleased? It was grubby, untidy (we ended up clearing our own table) and the area for queuing was too small. Ok it was busy but this layout needs a rethink. Also can't understand why a section of the original cafe has... More 

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Dunoon, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Good selections of food and drinks, and always well cooked and tasty. Cakes and soups really good. Very popular café, so tables not always available, especially at lunchtimes. Recommend.

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Argyll and Bute, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I love these gardens, you can walk for ages and have your dog with you too. The cafe is fantastic and especially good for vegetarian choices. Can't fault the place

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Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had a perfect experience. We picked a day for our visit when there was a free guided tour - the guided tour was fantastic - she tailored our hike based on the group's interests. The restored victorian fernery and chapel are must sees. We will definitely be back this Summer!

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

One of the world's great botanical gardens - great range of plants and trees - too bad it's a bit hard to access.

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Wells, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Not to be missed, whatever time of the year. We were there in the depths of winter and it was still magical. The cafe was wonderful too.

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