Benmore Botanic Garden Visitor Centre, Cowal
The proposed Benmore Visitor Centre will provide a much needed Hub facility to welcome, orientate and disperse visitors to the Benmore Botanic Garden, Argyll Forest Park, western area of Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park and the Cowal peninsula.
We are working with the Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh to develop a new Visitor Centre at Benmore Botanic Garden. The Benmore Hub has significant resonance with the strategies and action plans for Argyll & Bute Council, Argyll Forest Park and the National Park. A purpose built hub offers new scope for the Benmore Regional Garden to make a significant contribution of space for interpretation and information, as well as furthering their learning, quality of life, promotion and tourism objectives – all while being more efficient in terms of energy management, more sustainable in terms of commercial viability and more appealing in terms of visitor experience.
The site sits on the southern edge of the Argyll Forest Park and the south-western edge of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park. Its location presents a unique opportunity for a new hub facility linked to the local tourism, recreational, environmental and heritage offer.