We’re ‘buzzing’ to say that our honey bees have moved into their new home at Castlebank Horticultural Centre! We received The National Lottery Community Fund Scotland ‘Awards for All’ funding in 2019 to create a Community Apiary as part of the centre’s activities, and Stuart our Educational Gardener has completed a training course with the Lanarkshire Beekeepers’ Association.
Once the bees are settled, and social distancing has been further eased, we will look at running educational sessions to ‘meet the bees’!
If you live locally and have knowledge of beekeeping and would be keen to volunteer helping us look after the bees, please get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
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.