On Friday 28th June, The Duke of Rothesay visited Castlebank Park and Horticultural Centre in Lanark to learn about the park’s renovations and met with many of the volunteers and local organisations involved. During his walking tour around the Park, His Royal Highness, amongst other things, visited William Wallace Memorial Rose Garden, Long Border, the Bog Garden and Fairy Dell as well as the Castlebank Horticultural Centre’s Growing Compound and chatted to volunteers, gardeners and other committed persons, who have contributed greatly to the renovation of the park. Before departing, His Royal Highness planted a locally grown Scots Pine tree to commemorate the visit.

Sylvia Russell, Chairman of Lanark Community Development Trust said “It was a huge honour to host The Duke of Rothesay at Castlebank Park on such a beautiful day. The park looked magnificent and it’s all down to our fantastic team of volunteers who have recently gained the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their efforts in bring the park back to life for the local community to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the visit.”

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