2 - Benmore Botanic Garden
In a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll lies Benmore, an enchanting garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery, and one of the three regional gardens of the RBGE.
Planted in 1863, fifty giant redwoods (Sequoiadendron giganteum) form the avenue that is arguably one of the finest entrances to any botanic garden anywhere in the world. Native to the western slopes of Sierra Nevada in California, Sierra Redwoods may live for over 3,000 years, reaching over 90m and can weigh nearly 2,000 tons.
Their longevity is attributed to their massive trunk buttresses and to the red-brown bark which can be up to 60cm thick, making the tree partially fire resistant.
Locate the Tree Trail Stamp: at the admission/shop
Dunoon, Argyll, PA23 8QU
Opening Times vary please check their website.
More Info at: http://www.rbge.org.uk/the-gardens/benmore