Growing on the edge! by Richard Baines

Richard Baines is curator at Logan Botanic Gardens, and will talk on growing exotics and other collections (including 4 National Plant Collections) - an ongoing challenge in our ever changing climate. 

Growing exotics and other collections is an ongoing challenge in our ever changing climate.  Maintaining and expanding our National Collections involves meticulous record keeping and attention to detail.

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With a real focus on expanding hardy palms, tender rhododendrons and new introductions from Northern Vietnam the garden’s plant collection has greatly expanded. Located on the south west coast of Scotland Logan is home to a fascinating collection of Southern Hemisphere exotics. Get an insight into the amazing range of plants that thrive at ‘Scotland’s Most Exotic Garden’.

Richard Baines has been Curator at Logan Botanic Garden for almost 15 years. Trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Longwood Gardens, USA  Richard has travelled extensively to carry out plant exploration for RBGE.

Voted best garden in the UK by Which? in 2021 visitor numbers have almost doubled in the last 10 years.

Event Start Date 24 February 2022 6.30pm
Event End Date 24 February 2022 8.00pm
Cost £5 - open to all
Event Location

Event Contact Gill Groombridge
Telephone 01483 447540
Contact comms@plantheritage.org.uk
National Collections

Conserving the diversity of garden plants

eg: plant genus, common name, county, collection holder name.