Castlebank Park in Lanark is one of Scotland’s 71 Green Flag Parks. Free to visit, the park is open to the public all year and is very popular with families, dog walkers and nature enthusiasts. The park features beautiful garden areas, a Wildflower & Tree Trail, picnic benches, children’s play area and Horticulture Centre. The park is situated near the former site of Lanark Castle where the Sheriff of Lanark was slain by William Wallace in revenge for the murder of Marion Braidfute in 1297.
Castlebank Park is a local landmark that has been the subject of several restoration projects in recent years. Since 2012, Lanark Community Development Trust have been working to restore the park and establish Castlebank Horticultural Centre. Our aim is for the centre become an educational and training asset for the local community. You can use the links below to find out about the park’s restoration process, volunteering opportunities & activities at Castlebank Horticultural Centre. You can support the ongoing restoration project by becoming a Friend of Castlebank Park.
Castlebank Park restoration project funders to date have included: Climate Challenge Fund, LEADER, The Renewable Energy Fund, The National Lottery Community Fund, Levenseat Trust, Tesco Bags for Help, The Stafford Trust, Border Biscuits, Grow Wild, Action Earth Volunteering Matters (Scottish Natural Heritage), The Scottish Government Community Growing Fund, SCOTMID and The Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council.
Since 2012, our team of dedicated volunteers have worked tirelessly to restore the beautiful grounds of Castlebank Park to their former glory, for locals and visitors to enjoy.
Castlebank Horticultural Centre is a rural hub for education, training, volunteering and enjoying ‘the great outdoors’. Do you have a green thumb? Come along and find out about all of the ways you can get involved and use the centre.
We need your support to continue our work restoring, maintaining and developing Castlebank Park for locals and visitors to enjoy. Become a ‘Friend’ to support our work and receive regular progress updates.