Conservation

Benmore Fernery

About the project


Client: Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh
Form of contract: Traditional
Project value: £0.5m

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.