Back to presentations: Annual conference 2017 ‘Connecting gardens; engaging people’Richard Baines, Curator, Logan Botanic Garden. A former student of Barony College, Dumfries, and Threave School of Horticulture, Castle Douglas. Richard continued his studies at Longwood Gardens Pennsylvania and, at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, where he completed the three-year “Kew Diploma” with honours. After qualifying, he worked with the Parks and Recreation Department of Glasgow City Council before returning to Barony, first as its Head of Horticulture and then as Section Head of Forestry, Horticulture and Environment. In 2007 Richard became Curator of Logan Botanic Garden, a regional garden of the Royal Botanic Garden of Edinburgh.