|Logan House Garden|
planted with a fine collection of ancient and unusual trees and shrubs.
Until 1969 Logan Botanic Garden was part of the gardens of Logan House. After that, it became a satelite garden of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
The larger part of Logan, the woodland garden, became Logan House Garden which was kept private, open only on one charity day per year. During this period, only part time gardeners were employed, allowing the garden to become quite neglected. When the estate was bought in 1995 by Michael J. Coburn he employed a full time gardener, Jimmy Reid, to restore the garden.
The violent storm of Boxing Day 1998 set back the work for more than a year, with many months being taken in clearing the damaged areas. There were many casualties - Eucalyptus, Cedars and Monkey Puzzles. The top half of a shelterbelt of European Larch was almost totally flattened, many falling across the area known as the Monkey-Puzzle Walk. However, the old gardeners, in their wisdom, always maintain that an act of God such as this was just a new planting opportunity, and so it is with Logan House Garden.
In January 2001 Mr and Mrs Andrew Roberts bought the estate and in July that year the garden opened to the public on a regular basis and in 2002 the main approach driveway became the main entrance.
Logan House Garden is a wonderful woodland walk, very colourful in Spring and early summer, then becoming host to the 'forty shades of green' of the trees from all over the world.
In March, April and May you will see wonderful specimens of rhododendrons, such as R.macabeanum, R.sinogrande, R.grande, R.arboreum, R.decorum, and huge examples of R.russellianum. Along with these are many varied hybrids of beautiful colours. Following closely are the azaleas, many in infancy, but the fragrance of the older R.luteum is unmistakable.