Logan Botanic Garden
Scotland's most exotic garden, Logan Botanic Garden is a paradise where plant treasures from South and Central America, Southern Africa and Australasia thrive. In 2019, Logan is celebrating its 50th year of being part of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Take a walk in paradise at five star Logan Botanic Garden, Scotland's most exotic Garden, and discover plant treasures rarely seen in the United Kingdom.
Located on the south-western tip of Scotland, Logan enjoys an almost subtropical climate. The Garden's avenues and borders feature a spectacular and colourful array of half-hardy perennials. The Garden is warmed by the Gulf Stream which enables plants from Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America and Southern Africa to thrive. Garden features include:
Palm Trees and Tree Ferns - These striking plants form an antipodean forest and create an exotic spectacle for visitors to enjoy.
Eucalyptus and Giant Gunnera - Visitors can walk through groves of eucalyptus or stand in the shade of awesome giant rhubarb-like gunnera.
The Walled Garden - A showcase for exotic plants and the fish pond, adorned with water lilies, adds to the air of tranquility.
Logan Conservatory - The elegant Victorian-style Logan Conservatory houses a range of particularly tender exotic plants from South Africa. It is the first all-green Glasshouse in the UK.
A visit to Logan will fascinate garden and plant enthusiasts and is also ideal for those who simply want to stroll in natural surroundings and enjoy the peace and quiet.
Logan constitutes a specialised part of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh's Living Collection which is grown and maintained for the enjoyment of visitors and also supports internationally important scientific research, education and conservation.
The Garden dates back to 1869. A century later, in 1969, after it was gifted to the nation, it became Logan Botanic Garden, a regional Garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
For more information about Logan's Living Collection and further detail about the Garden's cafe, the Potting Shed Bistro, Garden guided tours and accessibility, please see below.
Logan Botanic Garden is located near Stranraer, in Dumfries & Galloway. For directions, click here.
Open daily 1 March 15 November
- March to October 10:00 to 17:00
- 1-15 November 10:00 to 16:00
- and Sundays in February 10:00 to 16:00
The Potting Shed Bistro is open daily to Garden visitors from 10:00 to 16:30. (11:00-15:30 until Easter & until 15 November)
Admission Price: Adult £7.00, Concession £6.00, Child (15 and under) Free. Includes a voluntary donation. Standard Adult £6.30, Standard Concession £5.40.
Group rates (11+ people) £5.00. Call 01776 860231 to prebook.
Logan is fully committed to Green issues and its own contribution to the environment. It aims to work in a sustainable and ecologically friendly way.Green Logan
Visitors are very welcome to take photographs and short videos in the Garden for personal use. All filming and photography for commercial use is by permit only: please check here for details.
Logan Botanic Garden is a precious museum of living plants. The Garden's team has a duty to protect the Collection. Therefore, please note our regulations:
- Visitors with assistance dogs are welcome. However, pet dogs will not be able to access the grounds
- Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult
- We do not allow bicycles, scooters, frisbee, kites, footballs, mechanically-operated toys and models or drone cameras for personal use into the Garden
- No jogging or running is permitted inside the grounds
Also as part of our rules and regulations, visitors are not permitted to:
- pick, cut or destroy any flower or part tree, shrub or plant
- bring into the Garden any flowers or plant life
- bring any package or other article or container after being requested by the staff not to do so
- climb any tree, railing, fence or structure
- enter any part of the Garden after having been requested by Garden staff not to do so or in contravention of any notice or sign displayed at any part of the grounds or remain in any part of the Garden after having been requested by staff to leave it
- behave or be clothed, whilst in any part of the Garden, in a manner reasonably likely to offend against public decency
- fish, bathe or swim in any part of the Garden
- collect or solicit money in the Garden
Acts for which written permission is required:
- Undertake any trade or business in the Garden
- Sell or distribute anything or offer anything for sale or hire
- Exhibit or affix any notice, advertisement or other written or pictorial matter or give any display, performance or representation
- Play or cause to be played any musical instrument in any part of the Garden
- Make or give any public speech or address
- Take, in any part of the Garden, photographs for commercial purposes
- Play any game or engage in any form of sport of physical exercise in the Garden
- Light a fire or discharge any firearm, firework or other weapon or missile
What's On at Logan
02 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
01 Mar 2020 - 30 Apr 2020
In and Out of the Garden Exhibition
10 Mar 2020 - 10 Mar 2020
Guided Walk: Step Into Spring
14 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020
Guided Walk: Full Speed Ahead!
12 May 2020 - 12 May 2020
Guided Walk: The Magic of Spring
24 May 2020 - 24 May 2020
Scotland's Gardens Open Day
Contact the Visitor Welcome Team at Logan
If you have any queries relating to visitor facilities, please call us on +44 (0) 1776 860 231 or get in touch by using the enquiry form.