Castlebank Horticultural Centre


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. Proceed’s 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?

Click here to sign up to our ‘What’s on at Castlebank’ mailing list to be the first to hear about new and upcoming events at the Horticultural Centre.

  • Winter Tree ID Workshop – Sunday 24th November  (12.30pm – 2.30pm) –  £8pp. Click here for event and booking details.
  • Nature Photography Workshop – FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 9th November, 1.30pm – 5.30pm. £30pp. Click here for more information. 
  • Pyrography Taster Workshop  – FULLY BOOKED – Sunday 17th November – £40 per person. Click here for booking details. 
  • Christmas Wreath Workshops – FULLY BOOKED – Saturday 30th November (1pm-3pm) & Sunday 1st December (10am-12pm + 1pm-3pm). £20 per person. Email or call 01555 728 329 to book.

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.

Please check back soon for details of community events taking place in 2020!

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.