Posted Monday January 20, 2020 by Melissa Reilly

Castlebank Horticultural Centre

Castlebank Horticultural Centre will be offering the ‘RHS – Royal Horticultural Society Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture’ from September 2020. This qualification is designed for individuals wanting a route to employment in professional horticulture or further development. The theory-based qualification helps learners by assessing their knowledge of the principles which underpin horticultural practices. Click here to find out more and apply.

We’re busy planning our 2020 programme of workshops, events and activities. To be the first to hear, click here to sign up to our newsletter or click here to view the current list of What’s On. 


Clydesdale Horse

The Development Trust’s Clydesdale Horse Project is progressing well. On 13 January, the Development Trust visited the Police Scotland Mounted Unit in Stewarton to undertake research for the project. We are still actively applying for grants and seeking donations to contribute to the success of the project. We wish to create a magnificent sculpture, celebrating Lanark’s heritage and historical links to the Clydesdale Horse breed. We’re also creating an educational booklet about the history of the Clydesdale. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch!

Donations to the project may be made by
• Cheque to ‘Lanark Community Development Trust’, Castlebank Horticulture Centre, St Patrick’s Road, Lanark ML11 9EG
PayPal Donation
• Facebook Fundraiser


Lanark Festivals

FlowerFest will return to Castlebank Park from 8th – 10th May 2020! This year’s festival theme will be VE DAY’ to tie in with the national celebrations of VE Day’s 75th anniversary. Expect the same fantastic selection of garden centre pagodas, craft tent, kids rides, food & drink and daily entertainment. Stay tuned on the Facebook event page for more details as we get closer to the event. 


The Lanark Website

Do you have any ideas to improve the town or projects you would like the Development Trust to consider? Please feel free to email us with your ideas or suggestions on

We rely on your support and donations to be able to continue delivering community projects here in Lanark. Why not think about becoming a member of the Development Trust to support more regularly? We are a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good. Our aspiration is to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact. Any support would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks, Melissa
Development Manager
Lanark Community Development Trust

01555 728 329


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