As a thank you to the international volunteers that helped out at the Heart of Scotstoun community garden we treated them to a trip doon the water to see the Benmore Botanic Gardens.

The gardens are set in a magnificent mountainside setting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll. They are an enchanting Garden steeped in history and surrounded by dramatic scenery and is a vital link to disappearing wilderness. Visitors enter the Garden through the great Redwood Avenue planted in 1863 by Piers Patrick, a wealthy American who had bought the estate the year before. Other attractions in the garden include the Victorian Fernery and the Chilean Rainforest Glade.

Although the weather wasn’t exactly the best of the summer the guys had a great day out exploring and learning more about Scotland. They got the ferry from Gourock to Dunoon and then spent the afternoon exploring these magnificent gardens. As you can see they had a great day out in a great place!

And you can check out more pictures from their visit in the gallery below!!

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