Logan Botanic Garden


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Address and contact details
Port Logan, Stranraer, Wigtownshire, DG9 9ND
Tel: 01776 860231
Fax: 01776 860333
Email: r.baines@rbge.org.uk
Web site: www.rbge.org.uk/rbge/web/visiting/lbg.js...
Latitude: 54° 44' 38" N
Longitude: 4° 57' 25" W
Background to the collection
Year founded:1968
Ownership:Trustees of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Umbrella organisation:PlantNetwork, Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Personnel
Regius Keeper: Professor Stephen Blackmore
Curator: Richard Baines
Contact person: Richard Baines
Total Staff:8
Total Horticultural Staff:7
Policies
Accessions:As for the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Collections:As for the Royal Botanic Graden Edinburgh
Physical environment
Altitude:25-65 m
Aspect:Varied
Total area:11 ha
Other sites of collection:Dawyck Botanic Garden
Benmore Botanic Garden
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Weather recordsRecords kept
Temperature
Absolute maximum:27 °C
Absolute minimum:-10.5 °C
Wind
Direction:Southwesterly
Plant collection
Families:177
Genera:612
Species:1956
Taxa:2387
Plants:4113
Geographical area(s) of specialisation:
Southern South America, Australasia, Southern Africa, North and Central Mexico, Canary Is
Special families within the collections:
Labiatae, Ericaceae, Myrtaceae
Special genera within the collections:
Azara, Eucryphia, Weinmannia, Gunnera, Rhododendron, Eucalyptus, Dicksonia, Cyathea, Diascia
Special collections:
Rhododendron section Maddenii
Target 8 Species:
TARGET 8 PROJECT TAXON LIST   UK Red Data List 2005SAP lead partnerWELSH Red Data List 2008IRISH Red Data List 1987IRISH Red Data List 2005TARGET 8 PROJECT datasheetGarden(s)
Astragalus danicus
Purple Milk-vetch
B I EN RE VU T8 Dundee BG
NBG Glasnevin
St.Andrews BG
RBG Logan
Dactylorhiza viridis
Frog Orchid
B W VU EN T8 RBG Dawyck
RBG Logan
Gentianella campestris
Field Gentian
B W I VU EN prop T8 St.Andrews BG
RBG Edinburgh
RBG Logan
Spergula arvensis
Corn Spurrey
B W I VU NT T8 RBG Logan
Record Keeping:Kept since 1968
Computerised
Record System:BG-Base
Plant-collecting trips:International and national
Facilities on site
Herbarium:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Code E in Index Herbariorum
Library:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,
Research facilities:At the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Publications:Garden catalogue, garden guide, Edinburgh Journal of Botany, The Botanics , catalogue on Internet
Identifications:Undertakes free identifications for the general public. Internal verification of material
Teaching and Education:Primary, taxonomic, public education
Interpretation:Supervised garden walks, signs, brochures, guided trails
Friends Organisation:Yes
Visitor facilities:Restaurant, plant shop, gift shop
Access to the collections
Public access:Admission charge
Visitors per year:29,461
Public opening hours:Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm spring-autumn
Guiding principles behind the collection
To document, display and scientifically interpret global plant and fungal diversity, thereby enhancing our knowledge of plant biology, evolution, conservation, habitats and sustainable utilisation for the long-term benefit of humanity.
Location map
Location map

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