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Benmore Botanic Gardens Viewpoint

Follow waymarked paths at this fantastic tourist attraction, which are set in woodland in the Eachaig Valley to the north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

The avenue of Redwood trees

The gardens are famous for an amazing avenue of tall Redwood trees and a collection of rhododendrons, as well as many other plant species.

You can follow a trail to the “viewpoint”, offering lovely views over the gardens themselves and to the wider landscape of the surrounding glen and the Clyde sea ways. The Argyll Forest Park is characterised by forested landscapes and the big trees are a unique quality of the area, all this being evident from this vantage point.

You will receive a brochure with a map and more information upon buying a ticket. The official site here has more information.

Before you go…

You’ll often find yourself in locations such as working farms, estates and areas protected for their conservation value, and we hope all our visitors will act responsibly and respect their surroundings, while having a safe and enjoyable time in the National Park.

  • Always ensure you are prepared; information and practical advice on how to stay safe can be found by reading about Safety and skills in the mountains from Mountaineering Scotland and on our ‘Respect Your Park & stay safe‘ page.
  • Be aware that the owners of the land you are crossing might be engaged in deer management and other farming activities and you can help minimise the chance of disturbance. Read more about it in the Heading to the Hills practical guide.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority cannot be held responsible for any accidents, injuries or damage sustained whilst hiking in the Park. All persons taking part in such activities do so at their own risk, acknowledging and accepting the risk of accident, injury or damage.

The Benmore Gardens in autumn

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