Benmore Fernery, Dunoon

MAST Architects

After a successful options appraisal study, MAST was appointed to carry out restoration of a ruined fernery at Benmore Botanic Garden, Dunoon.

There was very little historical information available on the fernery at Benmore. This unique building is a rarity is Scotland, and its elusiveness and a general lack of information made this an unusual project to approach. Nestled within the botanic garden, the fernery is located on a steep sloping site which posed many technical and logistical challenges for our team and collaborators.

This project was awarded the Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Award for Conservation in 2009.

Location

Benmore Botanic Centre
Dunoon
ARGYLE ABD BUTE PA23 8QU
United Kingdom

Contact

David Denholm
Director
David@mastarchitects.co.uk

Client

Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh

Completed

2009

Size

Contract Value

£0.5m

Categories

  • Conservation