Logan visitor information

Logan Botanic Garden is Scotland's Most Exotic Garden and welcomes nearly 25,000 visitors each year, having increased by over 10% in the past two years. Logan is not just a garden but hosts a wide range of events for people seeking a high quality visitor experience.

Logan plays a vital role as a tourist destination attraction in Dumfries & Galloway, being the only garden in Scotland to hold both acclaimed 5* status along with a gold award from the Green Business Tourism Award. Scotland's Most Exotic Garden was the winner of the Dumfries & Galloway Life Awards 2017 "Tourism Champion" category and was a regional finalist in the Scottish Thistle Awards "Best Visitor Attraction" category 2016/2017. We also reached the finals of the Scottish Rural Awards "Rural Tourism & Hospitality" category in March 2017 & March 2018.

Logan's profile has been enhanced by appearances on BBC Radio 4’s Question Time, Daybreak TV and ITV’s Border Life together with newspaper and magazine coverage.  In summer 2015 Logan featured on BBC2’s Gardeners’ World and was viewed by over four million people and also appeared on BBC Scotland in early 2017.

The Garden is continually evolving and developing. In 2014 the Victorian-styled conservatory was built and houses a collection of rare and exotic South African treasures.  This is UK’s first “Green” public conservatory powered solely by Air Source heat pumps and solar power.

Opening timesMiddle walled garden at Logan

The Garden is open daily, 1 March - 15 November, 10am - 5pm (10am-4pm in November).
The Garden is open every Sunday in February 10am - 4pm during the Scottish Snowdrop Festival. Potting Shed Bistro Opening Hours 11am-3pm on Snowdrop Sundays in February & 3.30pm in November.

Last entry 30 minutes before the Garden closes.

In the event of severe weather the Garden may be closed at short notice. Please phone ahead for further details.

To avoid confusion, it should be noted that Logan Botanic Garden is located past Logan House garden, and is in no way affiliated. 

Admission: Adults* £6.50, Concession* £5.50, Children Free**, Essential Carers Free.

Group Rate (minimum of 11 people or more) - £4.00 (providing payment is by a single transaction). Call 01776 860231 to prebook. It is recommended that group bookings are made at least 2 weeks in advance.

*Adult and concession prices include a small voluntary donation to the Garden.

**Children 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult (max of 6 children per adult)

Gift Aid: If you are a UK tax payer and kindly agree to make a donation in the form of Gift Aid Entry, the Government's Gift Aid scheme allows RBGE to reclaim the tax, increasing the value of your admission payment by nearly one third.    

Wheelchairs and electric scooters are available for use. Reservations recommended.Chile in full bloom at Logan

Whilst dogs are not permitted in the Garden, there are great walks available in the surrounding area for you and your dog. We also have shaded parking available.

Refreshments

The wonderful Potting Shed Bistro is Dumfries & Galloway Life's "Cafe of the Year" 2015 and is open daily to Garden visitors* between 1 March and  15 November from 10am - 4.30pm (3.30pm in November). It serves tasty lunches, light snacks and delicious home baking using the finest local ingredients including a variety of gluten free and vegetarian options. It also has ample outside and inside seating including disabled picnic benches and free wif-fi is available. 

  • Seating capacity of 48 plus an additional 48 outdoors including accessible picnic benches.

  • Baby changing facilities

  • Disabled toilet

 Please call the Potting Shed Bistro on +44 (0) 1776 860296 for group catering options.

*The Potting Shed Bistro is open to non-Garden visitors in March, September, October & November, as well as Sundays in February (11am - 3pm Sundays in February & 10am-3.30pm during November).

Schools Visits

In 2017 Logan welcomed over 1000 schoolchildren and we are now taking bookings for 2018. Schools week is from 24th-27 April in 2018 and will cover many educational and learning activities designed to assist in their development and understanding of the wonders of the Plant Kingdom. It is directly related to the Curriculum for Excellence and can be booked via the Education Department on education@rbge.org.uk  Other visits can be arranged throughout the year too and contributions may be made towards transport costs. Please call on 01776-860231 or email aramsay@rbge.org.uk to discuss a visit outside Schools Week.

Family Activities

We have a selection of family activities on during the summer and autumn holidays. Activities take place on Thursday afternoons and are free with normal garden entry. We also have other activities in conjunction with the RSPB at selected times throughout the summer holidays. Contact the Garden on 01776-860231, see our 'What's On' leaflet our Facebook page or email aramsay@rbge.org.uk for more information. 

Shopping

The Botanics Shop has a fantastic selection of local crafts, gifts and plants, some of which can be seen growing in the Garden and indeed have been grown at Logan. Logan collected seeds are available for sale.

How to get here

Logan is 14 miles south of Stranraer in the Rhinns of Galloway, off the B7065. For travel details and a location map, go to How to reach us

Photography

You can take photographs and videos in the Garden for personal use. All filming and photography for commercial use is by permit only. Details of any requests for filming or photography should be discussed with the Press & Marketing Office.

Regulations

Please note that no dogs except guide dogs are permitted within the Garden. No bicycles or footballs are also allowed within the Garden.

Contact us

If you have any further queries, please call us on +44 (0) 1776 860231, email logan@rbge.org.uk or get in touch by using the enquiry form.

Logan Botanic Garden
Port Logan
Nr. Stranraer
Dumfries & Galloway
DG9 9ND

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The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh is a charity (registration number SC007983)