Posted Tuesday March 10, 2020 by Melissa Reilly

Spring is here and Castlebank Horticultural Centre is opening its doors to the public with an ‘Easter Open Day’ on Easter Monday 13th April, with a range of activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Children will be able to explore the beautiful gardens of Castlebank Park whilst enjoying a number of fun Easter & nature themed activities, such as: an Easter Egg Number Hunt, Spring Scavenger Boxes, Easter Bonnet Making and Minibeast hunts.

Up at the Horticultural Centre there will be: plant sales, teas & coffees, home baking, face painting and tombola. At 2pm the Easter Bonnet competition will be judged by a special guest!

Entry to the event is free and certain activities are available by donation. Fundraising proceeds from the event will go towards the continued regeneration of Castlebank Park.

Castlebank Horticultural Centre is managed by Lanark Community Development Trust. Over recent years, volunteers have worked tirelessly to transform the derelict gardens of Castlebank Park to their former glory for the local community to enjoy. Castlebank Park is now 1 of Scotland’s 71 Green Flag Parks. New volunteers are always welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

During the rest of the Easter Holidays, there will be Family Gardening Clubs on Wednesday 8th and Friday 10th April. Lanark Library are also hosting a special Easter Story time in the Fairy Dell on Tuesday 14th April.

Monday 6th April sees the relaunch of ‘Tea and Trowels’ a monthly social gardening group which is dementia-friendly and open to all adults. Ongoing ‘community gardening’ volunteer sessions will also continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the year – open to everyone 16+.

Registration for Easter Open Day tickets is available at

Further information about Castlebank Horticultural Centre is available at this web page. 

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