I’d read about Logan Botanic Garden, but was it’s located in rather a remote spot in the south west of Dumfries and Galloway (15 miles south of Stranraer), I hadn’t visited. When I saw that one of the outdoor dance performances of Les Impromptues: A Breath of Fresh Air was taking place there, I knew I had to visit.
Logan Botanic Garden is part of Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The location, close to the warning effect of the Gulf Stream, means that it is Scotland’s most exotic garden.
When I arrived at the garden on a sunny Sunday afternoon, the car park was already full, so I had to park the car on a grass verge at the side of the driveway.
I was entranced by the Les Impromptues: A Breath of Fresh Air especially the dance around the fish pond.
There’s a cafe with outdoor seating around a smaller pond with a spherical slate feature.
There was a Royal Society for the Protection of Birds stands aimed at kids.
I spent around an hour in garden after the dance performance.
The fish pond was my favourite part of the garden, despite it being too hot for my to sit in the sun on a bench at the side of the pond.
There was a section planted with palm trees.
The Conservatory is huge.
You can have a picnic in the shade of Tasmanian trees.
There’s a boggy area where Gunnera grows.
The Woodland Pond was so pretty.
You can learn more about the garden in the Discovery Centre.
I have to say that Logan Botanic Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens which have visited. Despite the car park being full the garden, it didn’t seem too busy.
The admission fee is £6.50 for adults, £5.50 for concessions, kids go free. The arden is open daily from 1 March to 15 November, from 10am – 5pm (4pm in November and Sundays in February. If I lived closer, I think that I’d buy an annual pass, which costs £29 per year if you pay by direct debit. The pass also gives you free entry to the glasshouses in Edinburgh plus Dawyck, and Benmore Gardens.