The Formal Garden

The Formal Garden was built in the late 1800s as a kitchen garden that extended over some 1.6 ha (4 acres) to the north-east of Benmore House, and at one time it had long herbaceous borders and two large conservatories which had been reduced to ruin and finally lost in the gales of 1968.

Now the Formal Garden boasts a large collection of ornamental conifers suitable for the smaller garden. There are over 200 plants, ranging from the dwarf conifers suitable for a rock garden to tall trees with a range of colourful foliage which give year round interest and a spectacular contrast to the surrounding garden.

Pucks Hut provides a welcome shelter from those west coast showers.

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)