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Castlebank Horticultural Centre

At Castlebank Horticultural Centre, we strive to promote the principles of inclusivity for all,
respect for the environment and all living things within it, expanding our knowledge about the
natural world, and promoting the physical and mental health benefits of adopting a balanced
lifestyle through engagement with the natural world around us.

The first phase of Castlebank Horticultural Centre, the growing compound opened in May 2014. The second phase, the Community Hub, opened in November 2018 and is now home to a full-time Educational Gardener and a year-long programme of educational activities, volunteering opportunities and community events. Rooms at the centre are also available for hire for business, community and personal lets. The centre is managed by Lanark Community Development Trust. Proceeds from the centre’s activities and hires are returned to the Development Trust to reinvest in the centre, and the ongoing development and maintenance of the Castlebank Park gardens. Contact the centre on 01555 728 329 / info@lanarktrust.co.uk

COVID-19 update

After closure earlier this year, the centre is gradually reopening and restarting our services. During these difficult times, we are hosting a variety of virtual activities, workshops and competitions – please see details in the links below:

Relevant national reports and publications

Room Hires

Room Hires

Rooms at Castlebank Horticultural Centre are available for business, community or personal hires.

What's On?

What's On?

There are plenty of gardening and nature events and activities for the whole family to enjoy, all year round.



Can you lend a hand? We’re always looking for more people to help us with the maintenance of the Castlebank Park gardens.



We can offer educational activities for all ages – from nursery children to professional adults.

Phase 1 Funders: Climate Challenge Fund and LEADER

Phase 2 Funders: LEADER, Renewable Energy Fund and Levenseat Trust

Educational Gardener post funder: The National Lottery Community Fund

Getting here

In Lanark, Castlebank Horticultural Centre is located within the historic area of Castlebank Park in the south of the town.

Address: Castlebank Horticultural Centre,
St Patricks’s Road, Lanark, ML11 9EG

Car: Lanark is located around 50 minutes from Glasgow and Edinburgh by car. From the west

Train: The nearest train station to the centre is ‘Lanark’ which has a direct connection to Motherwell/ Glasgow Central. The station is around a 20-minute walk from the centre or a short taxi journey.

Bus: There is a bus service between Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow and Lanark. Details of this service are available by calling Stuart’s Coaches on 01555 773533. Does not run on Sundays.

Parking: The main car park at Castlebank Park is located around a 5-minute walk from the centre either up St Patrick’s Road or along a path within the park. The most accessible route is along St Patrick’s road which is paved.  There is also a bike rack directly outside the centre. There are 3 disabled spaces directly outside the centre, primarily for Blue Badge holders or visitors with limited mobility.