Riverside estate with extensive gardens; home, in the 1920s and 30s, to the inventor of the Digestive Biscuit
Dunphail, Forres, IV36 2QL
- Accessible loos
- Accessible parking
- Bike storage facilities
- Cafe / restaurant
- EV charging options
- Facilities for children
- Free parking
- Garden only
- Mostly wheelchair accessible
- Parkland / open spaces
- Pet friendly
- Picnic area
Logie House Walled Garden is open to visitors every day, although the house itself remains a family home. Originally a traditional walled garden with formal annual planting within box and yew hedging, large areas of vegetable production and colourful herbaceous borders, the planting is now more relaxed with a large number of interesting trees and shrubs and the aim of creating year-round interest. Different areas have been developed to provide a variety of conditions to suit a wide range of plants and planting styles and the burn is a focal point meandering through the garden.
Plants from the garden are propagated for sale in the nearby Farm & Garden Shop. This is one of the handful of independent businesses at Logie Steading – the sandstone buildings that were built as a Model Farm by Sir Alexander Grant, the inventor of the Digestive biscuit, in 1926.
Shopping, eating, and more
A short stroll from the garden is Logie Steading Visitor Centre with an acclaimed café and shops including the Farm & Garden Shop which includes in its range estate Longhorn beef, Roe venison, lamb, pork and hardy plants, many of which are propagated here in the garden. The other independent shops include an art gallery, second hand book shop, crafts, gifts, timber showroom (for the estate’s sawmill), and men’s and ladies’ fashion boutiques. There is a landscaped playpark and picnic area, which is also the starting point for waymarked walks along the beautiful gorge of the River Findhorn.
Exhibitions and Events
Throughout the year Logie hosts a series of exhibitions and events, ranging from outdoor theatre to art exhibitions to courses in a variety of subjects from furniture-making to bookbinding. Please have a look here to find out what’s happening at the moment.
Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.
Logie House Garden is open every day when Logie Steading is open. Logie Steading and its café is open all year, 10am to 5pm in summer, 10am to 4pm in winter.
Open every day from March to Christmas.
It is closed for Christmas and New Year, re-opening Wednesday to Sunday in January and February. Individual shops’ opening hours may sometimes vary.
- Adults: £4
- Children: free
Historic Houses members visit for free.
Payment is via an ‘honesty box’. A sign-in sheet will made available for Historic Houses members to write their name and membership number on.
The Logie House Gardens Friends’ Scheme also gives free access, and other benefits, for an annual fee.
Logie steading, the playpark, river walks and parking are all free of charge.
There is a rolling programme of courses and workshops throughout the year.