My elderly mother is staying with us for a while and today I took her to visit Logan Botanic Gardens.
At 80 years of age, she’s a little unsteady on her feet and uses a walking stick so I was surprised at how well she was able to get around the gardens. This was accomplished by the hard work of the staff who have really made an effort at levelling paths and making gradients and steps as easy to navigate as possible.
It’s rather too early in the year for the huge flower displays that garden attractions are famed for but there was still loads to see from succulents in the hot house to bud bursting huge azaleas and rhododenderons in the walled garden.
The one hundred year old magnolia tree in full bloom was worth the £6.95 entrance fee alone!
The weather was kind, the scones in the cafe were absolutely delicious and I spent way too much on seeds in the shop again too!!
Logan is part of the Edinburgh Royal Botanic Gardens and contains many southern hemisphere exotics that grow well in it’s microclimate in the South Rhinns of Galloway, near Ardwell, a 50 minute drive away from Balkissock Lodge B&B.
Cordelia @ Balkissock Lodge 2016 (c)