Cally Gardens is currently for sale

Since 1987 Cally Gardens has been developed as a specialist nursery by the late Michael Wickenden, the renowned plantsman and plant hunter. The gardens contain Michael’s collection of over 3,000 perennials, many of them grown from seed collected from his plant hunting expeditions around the world. The borders at Cally offer a magnificent display for visitors and have proved to be a popular attraction over many years. The sale of Cally Gardens with its outstanding plant collection and reputation offers a great opportunity to build on Michael’s legacy. Unsold potted plant stock, tractor and other nursery equipment are available at valuation.

The walled garden includes a Vinery (in need of restoration), a two storey potting shed, mushroom house, 4 Dutch houses (2 with glass and 2 with shade) and a plant sales area. On the outside the wall there is a car park, tractor shed/store with electricity and water and an area of woodland and field. Total site extends to approx 11 acres.

The cottage has 3 bedrooms (1 downstairs), kitchen diner, lounge, downstairs bathroom, halls, stairway and landing. The walled garden, cottage and vinery/potting shed are Catergory ‘B’ listed.

Full details are available on the selling solicitor's website:

Planthunter - A Celebration of Michael Wickenden

Exhibition at Logan Botanic Gardens
1 March -30 April 2018

A fabulous exhibition in tribute to the work of this famous planthunter and his development of Cally Gardens. It focuses on a selection of his expeditions and includes a selection of his finest photographs of plants, people and landscapes.

Logan Botanic Garden

At the south-western tip of Scotland lies Logan, the country’s most exotic garden. Warmed by the Gulf Stream, southern hemisphere plants flourish in this plantsman’s paradise near Port Logan in Dumfries & Galloway.  Open daily 1 March to 15 November from 10am – 5pm(4pm in November) (Sundays only in February). Admission: Adults £6.50 | Concessions £5.50 | Children Free | Members Free

Opening Times for 2017

Good Friday to the last Sunday in September

Saturday & Sunday: 10.00am - ­5.30pm
Tuesday-Friday: 2.00 - 5.30pm
Closed Mondays and weekday mornings

Open Bank Holiday Mondays

If planning to visit at the weekend please check opening times at: Cally Gardens Facebook

Admission:  Admission to the Garden is free.

Michael Wickenden : 1955-2016

Michael Wickenden

It is with great sadness that we announce the death of Michael Wickenden of Cally Gardens, Scotland. Michael died on the 11th October 2016, whilst trekking in northern Myanmar (Burma). He was 61.

A great gardener, plantsman, explorer, photographer, teacher and friend; an inspiration to so many. He will be hugely missed.