Benmore visitor information

Opening times

The Garden is open daily, 1 March - 31 October.

Opening hours:

March and October: 10.00am - 5.00pm
April to September: 10.00am - 6.00pm

Last entry one hour before the Garden closes. 

Benmore Cafe and shop remain open throughout winter:

1 November - 28 February: 10.00am - 4.00pm

(closed Monday and Tuesday).

In the event of severe weather the Garden may be closed at short notice. Please phone ahead for further details.

Garden admission

Adult* £6, Concession* £5, Child (0 – 15yrs) Free**, Essential Carers Free.

RBGE Members admitted free of charge.

*Adult and concession prices include a small voluntary donation to the Garden. Standard price: Adult £5.40 Concession £4.50.

**Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (max of 6 children per adult).

Group Rate (minimum of 11 people or more) - £3.50 (providing payment is by a single transaction). Call 01369 706261 to prebook.

Gift Aid: If you are a UK taxpayer and choose to make a donation in the form of entry with Gift Aid the Royal Botanic Garden can reclaim the tax, increasing the value of your payment by nearly one third.

People looking down from the viewpoint at the top of Benmore Botanic Garden

Viewpoint at the top of Benmore Botanic Garden 

Eating

The Benmore Café offers an excellent range of Fairtrade Coffees and Teas, traditional home-baking, snacks or meals. The Café also offers full disabled facilities together with a warm welcome in very pleasant surroundings. The Benmore Café is open at the following times:

1 March - 31 October: 10.00am - 6.00pm (until 5.00pm in March and October)
1 November - 28 February: 10.00am - 4.00pm (closed Monday and Tuesday)

Benmore café and shop will be closed between Monday 5th January to Tuesday 3rd February 2015 , re-opening Wednesday 4th February. There are no changes to the Garden opening however, which remain as 1st March 2015 

The Benmore Café also welcomes non-Garden visitors and groups. Seating capacity is 54 plus additional seating outdoors. Please call the Benmore Café on +44 (0)1369 840 509 for group catering options.

Shopping

The Benmore Shop offers the keen gardener a wide selection of books, gifts and plants, some of which can be seen growing in the Garden.

Access

Wheelchair users may explore the extensive lower areas of the Garden. The Benmore Explorer people carrier offers rides for those with mobility needs - information about running times are available from Visitor Reception on +44 (0) 1369 840 509 or the Main Office on +44 (0) 1369 706 261.

The Benmore Explorer people carrier

The Benmore Explorer provides rides for those with mobility needs. 

Photography

You can take photographs and videos in the Garden for personal use. All filming and photography for commercial use is by permit only. Details of any requests for filming or photography should be discussed with the Press & Marketing Office.

How to get here

Benmore is dramatically set within the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and the Argyll Forest Park, seven miles north of Dunoon. For travel details and a location map, go to How to reach us.

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please call us on +44 (0) 1369 706 261, email benmore@rbge.org.uk or get in touch by using the enquiry form.

Benmore Botanic Garden
Dunoon
Argyll
PA23 8QU

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