In Autumn, there is still plenty of colour in the Garden, thanks to the sub-tropical climate of the area. Loveliest among Autumn flowers are the lily-like blooms of three South African genera which are actually related to daffodils: Crinum, Amaryllis and Nerine. The Crinums are the largest and earliest, beginning in August and continuing into October. Nerines flower from September to November, producing stems of bright pink, narrow petalled flowers.
Gunnera manicata from Brazil produces enormous leaves up to 2m across and exotic looking flower spikes. At Logan a tunnel has been created to allow indviduals to walk through the 'Giant Rhubarb', an experience that will never be forgotten!
Located at the front of the bistro, the desert border contains a collection of arid plants from deserts around the world many of which are seldom seen grown outside in the U.K. Plants such as Agaves, Beschorneria, Dasylirion and Nolina all help to create an exotic feel and enjoy the warm sunny position.
A number of shrubs flower in winter, with stray flowers in autumn or early spring.
Isoplexis canarensis commonly known as the "Canary Foxglove" is a tender species native to Tenerife that produces a sucession of orange flowers in late Summer. Logan is a plantsman's paradise where, even in autumn and winter, the visitor gets the chance to encounter exotic species which are grown nowhere else in Scotland.