How to reach us

Benmore Botanic Garden is dramatically set within the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and the Argyll Forest Park, on the A815 seven miles north of Dunoon on the Cowal Peninsula.

Coming by car and ferry

Argyll Ferries and Western Ferries both sail from Gourock to Dunoon. The journey time is approximately 20 minutes. Please note that Argyll Ferries does not transport vehicles.

Western Ferries

Western Ferries offer a discount on ferry tickets purchased in advance of travel, their most popular range of tickets for passengers and vehicles up to 5m in length can be purchased at the following:

Greenock - The Co-operative Food, 21 Eldon Street PA16 7UG. Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00. Tel 01475 727762

Gourock - Paul's Food & Wine, 94 Shore Street PA19 1RB. Mon - Sat 06:00 - 22:00, Sun 07:00 - 22:00. Tel 01475 630997.

Getting here by public transport

West Coast Motors offer an all inclusive ticket and operate regular bus services daily to the Garden from Dunoon. Call 01586 552 319 for further details, or visit their website.

Sunday Taxi Service

Taxi George runs a Sunday service between Dunoon and Benmore Botanic Garden. For more information call 07913 601442.

Contact us 

If you require any further information, phone us on +44 (0)1369 706261, email or contact us via the enquiry form.

Benmore Botanic Garden
PA23 8QU 

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