Logan to feature on television show

Logan Botanic Gardens
Logan Botanic Gardens

One of Dumfries and Galloway’s leading visitor attractions, Logan Botanic Garden, near Stranraer is to be featured on ITV’s Border Life programme next week.

Presenter Fiona McIlwraith and a film crew paid a visit to Scotland’s most exotic Garden to find out what makes its plant collection so special. In the programme, to be broadcast on Monday, 28 September, viewers will see Fiona being shown around the Garden by Curator Richard Baines who talks about the new carbon neutral Victorian-style conservatory and its collection of tender South African plants. During filming Fiona talked to students about their internship at Logan, and spoke to visitors to find out what makes the Garden such a special and rewarding place to visit.

Mr Baines said: “The Border Life programme will give a good overview of the Garden and what makes it tick. The focus wasn’t just on the plants but also the people, like students, who work with our small horticultural team to make the Garden what it is. It will also be good to get a visitors perspective on what makes the Garden special to them.’’

It is the second time in the past two months that Logan has been featured in a television programme. It appeared in the BBC’s Gardeners’ World programme on Friday, 21 July when presenter Carol Klein explored the magic behind sub-tropical planting displays at the Garden. Botanical stars of the show were Echium nervosum, Isoplexis and the Tree Dandelion.