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 /

Room bookings / centre hire

Hire a space in one of Lanark’s most beautiful locations, Castlebank Park. The Horticultural Centre’s Classroom and Bistro room can be hired  for a variety of purposes including meetings, events, rehearsals, private functions, classes and birthday parties.

Our Kids Birthday Party package is just £40 – take a look at the poster for more information.

Please contact us if you would like to have a look around the centre and facilities before making a booking –

All hires will be required to sign a Venue Hire Agreement in accordance with our Venue Hire Terms and Conditions to confirm a booking.

For our current hire prices and venue information please click the link below.


The Classroom is a multi-functional space which can accommodate up to 25/30 people. The room features high ceilings with two large roof windows, letting in lots of natural light. There is also a whiteboard and counter top with sink, fridge, urn and storage units. A fantastic space for a range of meetings, events and activities. Fully accessible. Available for hire – please download our ‘Hire charge and venue information’ document for more information. 

Breathe new life into your meetings, or enjoy a walk in the park as part of your event. Our venue is situated within the beautiful area of Castlebank Park – adding so many opportunities to incorporate the ‘great outdoors’ into your meeting or event.

The enclosed growing area features raised bed planters, potting shed, two large poly tunnels, composting area, bee border, wormery, raised hot bed, picnic table and fruit trees orchard. Enquiries about hiring this specific space will be dealt with on an individual basis, please get in touch.

The private toilets are located in a separate block to the main building. There are three spacious toilet facilities for Women, Men and Disabled access. As the toilets are private, groups running a purely outdoor activity can gain access to the toilets at a flat rate of £5. Access is included with all room hires.

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.