Logan Botanic Garden, situated on the Mull of Galloway just 20 miles across the Irish Sea from Co Down, is one of four gardens comprising the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. It was voted ‘Best Garden in the UK’ by Which? in 2021. Richard’s presentation will focus on the southern hemisphere plant collection, the garden landscape, plant acquisitions and plans to maximise any potential from climate change.
Richard Baines won a year-long scholarship to Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania before training at Kew. He was appointed Curator of Logan Botanic Garden in 2006 where, in the past 10 years, he has expanded the collection from 1000 to over 2000 species. He has written a book Plant Explorer and is much in demand as a lecturer.