Benmore, Uig, Scotland
Record Id: 385
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
The Botanic Garden comprises successive waves of planting from the early-19th century onwards and features renowned collections of conifers and rhododendrons as well as Bhutanese and Chilean rainforest species. The mid-19th-century walled garden is now a formal garden housing a collection of ornamental conifers.
Brief history of site
Benmore Botanic Garden is part of a once larger estate that was developed from 1820 with the commencement of forestry planting. The Forestry Commission now manages most of this land as the Argyll Forest Park.
Address: Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon, Argyll, PQ23 8QU
Argyll & Bute
Historical County: Argyllshire
|OS Landranger Map Sheet Number:||62||Grid Ref:||NS 143855|
Benmore is accessible by public transport. There is an all inclusive day ticket from Strathclyde Passenger Transport (ring 0141 332 6811)
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open daily from March to October.
Form of site: botanic garden
Purpose of site: botanic garden
Context or principal building: education
Site first created: After 1820
Main period of development: Early 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 50