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Logan Botanic Garden in Galloway is able to grow plants that would not survive elsewhere in Scotland. This is because Galloway has a mild climate due to the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a flow of warm seawater which passes the west coast of Scotland and brings warmer weather. Logan is seldom affected by frost or snow.
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30 January 2009

Classroom Ideas

Before watching the clip, pupils could discuss the effect that weather can have on plants and animals. Once they have watched the clip, the discussion can be taken further and the Gulf Stream taught a bit more. They could then look into where else might give home to plants and animals that cannot survive anywhere else.