Drop-in Events

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 Santa

Meet Santa

This December, Santa is coming to the Botanics. He will be making his base in the Real Life Science Studio within the John Hope Gateway visitor centre. He will be available to meet and greet children, parents and pose for ‘Santa Selfies’.

Garden Social for Dementia:  Winter warmers

Garden Social for Dementia: Winter warmers

Free sessions with refreshments and activities inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia.

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet the Glasshouse Staff

Meet in the Arid Lands Glasshouse for a tour with Gunnar our Xerophytic plant grower and find out how plants have adapted to survive with little water. Come along to find out more about our stunning collection of plants from the people who care for them.

Big Garden Bird Watch

Big Garden Bird Watch

Are there fewer blackbirds these days? Are blue tits ruling the roost? Every year half a million people take part in the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch to find out. Join the RSPB and contribute to the largest garden bird survey ever!

Garden Social for Dementia:  Just the tonic

Garden Social for Dementia: Just the tonic

Free sessions with refreshments and activities inspired by the Garden for people affected by dementia.

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.

A Winter Walk in the Garden

A guided winter walk through Benmore, followed by a talk on plant collecting in British Columbia

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.

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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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