Drop-in Events

Nature Mother of Invention

Nature Mother of Invention

Many of the World's greatest inventions combine human intellect with inspiration from nature. This new exhibition shows how one tropical plant family, the Sapotaceae, has contributed to a wide variety of useful creations.

Daily Garden Walks

Celebrate the seasons and join our expert Garden Guides on a tour of the Garden. Discover seasonal highlights, hidden treasures and talks of the intrepid adventurers behind the plants on display.

Building for Nature

Building for Nature

Spanning four centuries, our remarkable collection of buildings range from a grand Georgian villa to stunning Victorian glasshouses, a classic 1960s herbarium and glasshouse range to the 21st century John Hope Gateway, with many more besides.

Reading Together

Reading Together

A book group with a difference - drop-in sessions where we read aloud and discuss stories. Led by Open Book.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Plants & People Glasshouse and find out how we grow our Victoria amazonica with Pat, our Tropical grower. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

Art Explorers: Rain Forest Orchestra

Be inspired to make your own work of art as we explore the beauty of the Garden using a wide range of colourful and tactile materials. Create rain sticks and shakers from amazing plant materials.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Meet the Edible Gardening Team

Take a look around our productive garden with the Edible Gardening Project volunteers. Find out what jobs need doing in your own garden now and have your vegetable growing questions answered.

Benmore BioBlitz

Join naturalists in the big drive to record the wildlife of Benmore Botanic Garden. Find out more about the birds, mammals and other inhabitants of the Garden. Join in with the programme of family walks and activities.

Big Butterfly Count

Big Butterfly Count

Butterfly Conservation launches its annual ‘Big Butterfly Count' this week, so come along and join a guided walk around the Garden in search of butterflies. Learn how to attract butterflies to your own garden and identify the species you see with a free butterfly identification guide.

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2016 Guided Walks

Logan Botanic Garden - 15th March: Early Interest in the Garden

Enjoy a tour to discover the flush of emerging foliage and floral displays from plants such as Magnolia, spring bulbs and Rhododendrons, amongst  many others.

Logan Botanic Garden - 12th April: Full Speed Ahead!

Come and enjoy a tour around the Garden to discover the carpets of Trilliums, exotic Rhododendrons and Peat Walls in all their glory.

Logan Botanic Garden - 10th May: The Magic of Spring  

Come along and enjoy an amazing tour around the Garden with a member of the Horticultural team. See the stunning seasonal displays of floral delights including Primulas, Maddenia Rhododendrons, Paeonias and Meconopsis

Logan Botanic Garden - 14th June: Guided Walk: Never Ending Colour!

Come and enjoy a splendid walk with the Curator and see summer sensations blooming in Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden. You will see spectacular displays from Lantern Trees, Chilean Firethorn Trees, South American Lobelias and half hardy perennials kick starting the summer flowering season.

Logan Botanic Garden - 16th June: Wildflower Walk

Join Logan Botanic Garden staff on a guided walk around the R.S.P.B. Mull of Galloway Reserve. Wildflowers are in full bloom so learn more about their ecology and importance to our native wildlife.

Meet at the Mull of Galloway Reserve

Logan Botanic Garden - 12th July: The Magic of Summer

Come and enjoy a tour in the company of a gardener. See the vibrant colours and textures of the half-hardy perennials that sparkle and lighten up the garden in a floral firework display. Salvia, Osteospermum, Penstemon and Fuchsia are now in their element.

Logan Botanic Garden - 9th August: The Height of Summer

Come along and enjoy the Garden before the summer flowers start to fade. See the stunning display of waterlilies, exotic cannas and dazzling dieramas.

Logan Botanic Garden - 13th September: The tail end of summer

Come and enjoy an early autumnal tour around the garden in the company of one og the gardeners and see the early autumnal joys on offer. See the lovely Agapanthus, Eucryphia & Fascicularia.

Logan Botanic Garden - 11th October: Early Autumn Shades

Enjoy an autumn tour around the garden with one of the many horticulturists. Garden highlights include many grasses, Salvias, Dahlias and autumn flowering bulbs. An ideal time to ask all those gardening questions that have always puzzled you

Logan Botanic Garden - End of Season Shopping Event - 30th October 10am-5pm

Pop along and get some bargains  for Christmas 

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