Go Wild at Castlebank Park

Lanark Community Development Trust

We are creating a 'Wildflower and Tree Guide' to promote specimen trees and wildflowers within Castlebank Park. This project will also include botanical artwork sessions and wildflower workshops.

Visitor Information

Castlebank Horticultural Centre
St. Patricks Road
Lanark
South Lanarkshire
ML11 9EG

Castlebank Horticultural Centre is located within Castlebank Park in Lanark. Since 2012, we have been working to restore this jewel in Lanark's crown. Our aim is for the Castlebank Horticultural Centre to become an educational and training asset for the local community. Castlebank Park is now 1 of Scotland’s 71 Green Flag Parks and as well as welcoming visitors all year round, plays hosts to large-scale community events.

Get involved

Volunteering opportunities / Upcoming events

Our open volunteering days are currently Tuesdays and Thursdays. Anyone in the community is welcome to volunteer at Castlebank Horticultural Centre helping out with a range of gardening and environmental activities for all abilities. No experience necessary. Please get in touch for more information!

Get in touch

Contact information

Email us on [email protected] or call us on 01555 728 329 (Lines usually open Monday - Friday, 9am-4pm)

Our partners

Photos of the site

Wildflower ID Walk

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wildflower ID Walk

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wildflower ID Walk

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Wildflower ID Walk

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Botanical Art School Workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Botanical Art School Workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Botanical Art School Workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Botanical Art School Workshops

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Our wildflower seed has arrived!

Monday, May 6, 2019

Wildflower seeds for volunteers

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Volunteers digging wildflower bed

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Sowing wildflower seed trays

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Final wildflower illustrations

Friday, May 31, 2019

Family Gardening Club

Friday, July 5, 2019

Wildflower Workshop long grass

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Wildflowers Workshop Presentation

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Wildflower Workshop - seeds

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Final draft of Wildflower Guide

Monday, July 29, 2019

2,000 copies of our new guide!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

September Wildflower Workshops

Saturday, September 7, 2019

New wildflower growth

Sunday, September 8, 2019

New leaflet holders for park

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Wildflower bulbs to be planted

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Flower pressing at Family Club

Friday, September 27, 2019

Making seed bombs at Family Club

Friday, September 27, 2019

13 x Tree ID signs now in park

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

What we've been up to

What we did When we did it How many people took part Who was there
Doors Open Weekend included a Wildflower Workshop and we distributed copies of the Wildflower and Tree Guide. Two holders now in the park. 07/09/2019 - 14:15 100 Mostly adults 25+
The final draft of our 'Wildflower and Tree Guide' was sent to the printers. This includes 25 species of wildflowers and 13 specimen trees. 29/07/2019 - 11:15 1 26 – 34 years
Hosted a 'Wonderful World of Wildflowers Workshop' aimed at inter-generational audience. Participants took home wildflower seed packets. 20/07/2019 - 17:45 6 Mostly adults 25+
At our Family Gardening Club we planted lots of wildflowers in the Bog Garden and pond areas. 05/07/2019 - 14:30 15 Mixed mainly families
Our weekend volunteers sowed wildflower seed trays to transplant next year. We also dug and sowed wildflower beds in the park near the pond. 19/05/2019 - 10:45 6 26 – 34 years
Wildflower seed packets were distributed to our team of Community Gardening volunteers for them to take home and plant in their own gardens. 14/05/2019 - 13:00 10 Mixed ages
We hosted botanical art workshops at Lanark Grammar School with third year art students. The illustrations will be used in the new guide. 01/05/2019 - 11:45 23 Mostly young people 12-25
We held our volunteer 'Wildflower ID Walk' within Castlebank Park. Led by our Educational Gardener, we found 28 types of wildflower! 18/04/2019 - 12:45 10 Mostly adults 25+