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Benmore Botanic Garden

Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
+44 1369 706261
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Beautifil way to spend a couple of hours

Lovely walk in a lovely place - azaleas and rhodies in bloom - really helpful lady selling the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
David C
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enchanting landscape botanical garden!

This place feeds the soul and inspires at every turn. From the giant sequoia avenues to the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
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Botanic Gardens Peninsula, Benmore PA23 8QU, Scotland
+44 1369 706261

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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely walk in a lovely place - azaleas and rhodies in bloom - really helpful lady selling the entrance tickets and a nice café.

Thank David C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place feeds the soul and inspires at every turn. From the giant sequoia avenues to the himilayan garden complete with viewing temple to the collection of Chilean confers and endangered plants. The fernery is a special place To visit and marvel at what the...More

Thank swisscoxy
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a stunning place. There is such variation across the site. From Bhutanese to Chillean areas and lots of other themes of which there are too many to mention. The victorian fernery is fabulous. No part of the gardens failed to impress. The tea room...More

Thank kokoloko777
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Sequoia avenue is breathtaking. The staff are welcoming and new seating outside an improvement. That said I don't find this the most enjoyable or interesting garden I've visited. It always feels as though we've just missed or are too early to see the garden...More

Thank McCrustie2
Reviewed 6 days ago

The family spent a very enjoyable time at the botanical gardens. We enjoyed looking at the various specimen trees, plants. The tearoom served coffee and there was a good selection of sandwiches and cakes value for money. The gardens are beautiful and a credit to...More

Thank tinman48
Reviewed 1 week ago

By sharing your experiences, you're helping travellers make better choices and plan their dream trips. Thank you! More of an arboretum than gardens. We wandered round for nearly 3 hours on the peaceful slopes. There are interesting guide-boards around but they don't seem to agree...More

Thank Mags P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely stunning huge gardens, around 125 acres. We walked around for six hours and didn’t see everthing. The Fernery is staggering, an amazing restoration project. Visit Chile, Japan, Tasmania and Bhutan in one day. Couldn’t believe we were really just a few miles north-west of...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled to Cowal specifically to visit Benmore Gardens (which are part of the Royal Botanics of Edinburgh), and were not disappointed, despite the huge collection of rhododendrons being not quite in full bloom. There are numerous paths to wander around, and the main visitor...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a £6.50 entrance fee, which I felt was reasonable. We visited the gardens on a beautiful clear day, which made the views even more stunning. The rhododendrons were fabulous. There was a bit of a climb to the fernery and Chilean viewpoint but...More

Thank Jill S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited this so called garden as part of a coach tour, apart from some rhododendrons and an avenue of redwood trees, a few dead daffodils and some shrubs there is nothing else to shout about. Only about half of it is wheelchair/scooter accessible which is...More

Thank Jim N
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is wheelchair access possible, although the occupant can walk but needs to rest due to condition.
14 October 2015|
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Response from 837lcullen | Reviewed this property |
Hi Yes, as long as you keep on the main paths. There are also lots of resting places even for the fittest walker.