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 /

What’s On?

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All of our public activities are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.



  • Botanical Painting Course – POSTPONED –  5-week course Sunday afternoons.


  • Wild Food Walk – POSTPONED, 12pm-3pm. Part of Foraging Fortnight.


All of our public activities are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

POSTPONED – Tea and Trowels: Monthly Social Gardening Group

Due to the fast-changing COVID-19 public health situation, this group is postponed until further notice. Email or call 01555 728 329.


FULLY BOOKED – Wellbeing Weekends at Castlebank Park (with Mindfulness Practice Ltd)

10.30am – 12.30pm on the following Saturday mornings: 25th April, 16th May, 27th June, 11th July, 15th August, 12th September, 10th October 2020. Free but pre-booking required. Email or call 01555 728 329. Funded by The Robertson Trust. Click here to view poster.

All of our public activities are postponed until further notice due to COVID-19.

Castlebank Horticultural Centre is used as a venue for a variety of weekly activities. Please find details below and contact details for the organisers:

Weekly yoga class – this calming, breath-led yoga class on a Wednesday evening from 6.30pm – 7.30pm is run by local yoga teacher, YogAnnie. Please get in touch with YogAnnie directly with any enquiries and to book the class –  /

Weekly volunteer days – Everyone in the community is welcome to join in with our volunteer days on Tuesdays and Thursdays when we ‘Care for Castlebank Park’ through a variety of tidying and gardening activities. Please visit our volunteering page for more information.

Our Easter Events have been cancelled due to the fast-changing COVID-19 public health situation.

Many of our community events have been cancelled due to the fast-changing COVID-19 public health situation.

Group visits

Our 2020/21 calendar is now open! Are you looking for an away day? If you are part of a social group or organisation, we would be delighted to welcome you for a visit to Castlebank Horticultural Centre. We can be very flexible in creating your visit with us, some highlights could include:

  • A walking tour of Castlebank Park gardens
  • A walking tour of Castlebank Horticultural Centre’s growing facilities
  • A presentation on a wide range of horticultural or environmental subjects
  • A presentation about the history and recent transformation of the park
  • A practical ‘light’ gardening session – for example, seed sowing
  • Gardeners’ Question Time with Stuart, our Educational Gardener
  • Plant sales area
  • Tea, Coffee & Biscuits – or – we can help you arrange catering with a local supplier for lunch or Afternoon Tea

Prices are flexible based on visit duration and content. To enquire about visiting, please contact us on or call 01555 728 329.

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.