We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden

Cowal Peninsula | Benmore, Dunoon PA23 8QU, Scotland
44-136-970-6261
Website
Improve this listing
Ranked #3 of 15 attractions in Dunoon
Type: Gardens
74 visitor photos
Write a Review

186 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    136
    43
    6
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Any
English first
Dalgety Bay, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
North West
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newry, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dundee, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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)

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tring
Contributor
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Oxford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Canberra, Australia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Dunlop
Top Contributor
170 reviews 170 reviews
44 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Lovely gardens to wander around with great views / aspects, best to visit on clear still days. The restaurant is always good with homemade soups etc

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden also viewed

Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
 
Dunoon, Argyll and Bute
 

Been to Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Younger (Benmore) Botanic Garden, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing