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Four years ago, we took an overnight trip to one of the four gardens of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh: Benmore, in Argyll (Sunday 2nd – Monday 3rd February…
Counting the wild species in a given area in a set time is the aim of a BioBlitz. Clearly, the biggest list will be produced by involving as…
As you look at the dwarf Rhododendrons, listens as Tony Banning tells the tale of Tom Tit Tot.
Join Lewis, who attends a local school and Alan Bennell as they talk about school trips to Benmore.
Listen to Tony Banning’s thoughts on the handkerchief or Clootie tree.
Listen to Tony Banning’s tale of a Dragon and a Monkey whilst admiring the magnificent, spiky Monkey Puzzle tree.
Join Lewis, who attends a local school and Alan Bennell for a kids-eye view of Monkey Puzzle’s and the animals that can be found in the garden.
Join Tony Banning for a tale of why Firs keep their needles in the winter.
Listen to Tony Banning’s tales of giants as you wonder through the avenue of Giant Redwoods.
Join local school child Lewis and Alan Bennell as they explore the Giant Redwoods of the avenue.
As you walk through the garden, listen to stories inspired by the plants around you and learn more about some of the fascinating plants held in the collection.
Here Alan Bennell discusses the differences between the Northern hemisphere (Fagus) and Southern hemisphere (Nothofagus) trees.
Here Alan Bennell and Peter Baxter discuss Stewartia.
Here Alan Bennell talks about how you can measure the heights of some of the nearby trees.
Here Alan Bennell talks about the Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara) and the differences between true cedars (Cedrus) and Thuja.
Here Alan Bennell talks about the Giant Brazilian Rhubarb Gunnera manicata.
Here Alan Bennell introduces you to the Eachaig Arboretum.
Here Neil McCheyne ralks about some of the birdlife you may see and hear whilst exploring the gardens.
Here Alan Bennell introduces George Forrest and his plant collections.
Alan Bennell discusses the rich variety of native species, including birch, pine, mosses and wild flowers growing at Benmore that you can explore.