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  • Benmore Botanic Garden

    For true drama visit Benmore Botanic Garden, near Dunoon in Argyll, a magnificent 120-acre mountainside Garden surrounded by dramatic scenery. Benmore has a world-class collection of plants from regions ranging from the Orient and the Himalaya to North and South America. A delight for all the family, Benmore welcomes visitors through an avenue of Giant Redwood trees which are 150 years old, arguably one of the finest entrances to any botanic garden.

    How to find us

    Benmore Botanic Garden is on the A815, seven miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Penninsula. Western Ferries sail regularly from Gourock. West Coast Motors offer an inclusive ticket and operate regular bus services from Dunoon (Tel 01586 559139).



    Four Star accreditation by VisitScotland.
    Benmore cafe is holder of Taste Our Best award from VisitScotland.


    • Redwood Avenue. Planted in 1863, the Sequoiadendron giganteum are now 50m high.
    • Restored Victorian Fernery with plants grown from spores collected globally.
    • Exotic plantings include over 300 species of rhododendron
    • Golden Gates designed for the 1878 Exposition Universelle in Paris.
    • Bhutanese Pavilion overlooking the Bhutanese Glade and Chilean Viewpoint Refuge

    Group visits

    Discounts available for groups of 11 or more, providing payment is made in a single transaction. Call 01369 706261 to pre-book.

    Promotional Themes

    • Tree Collection/Champion Trees
    • Autumn Colour

    Opening Times

    Monday: 10:00 - 18:00 Tuesday: 10:00 - 18:00 Wednesday: 10:00 - 18:00 Thursday: 10:00 - 18:00 Friday: 10:00 - 18:00 Saturday: 10:00 - 18:00 Sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

    Dates closed

    Closed from 31 October to 1 March

    Admission prices

    Adult: £8 Child: Under 16s free Concession: £7


    Shop Car park Accessible parking Accessible toilets Wheelchair access Pushchair friendly Dog friendly Assistance Dogs Events



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    01369 706261
  • Scottish Tree Festival – Autumn Thrills at Benmore
    Scottish Tree Festival – Autumn Thrills at Benmore

    Scottish Tree Festival – Autumn Thrills at Benmore

    October 12th, 2023 - October 12th, 2023