Lanark FlowerFest blooms again this week!
After its inaugural success in 2018, Lanark’s FlowerFest returns to Castlebank Park from Friday 10th to Sunday 12th May 2019.
FlowerFest celebrates the horticultural heritage of the Clyde Valley. The valley, known for growing tomatoes until imports became cheaper, is now a destination for gardeners throughout the Central Belt, with its flourishing range of Garden Centres.
The Royal Burgh of Lanark lies at the head of the Garden Valley, and boasts Castlebank Park, perched above the River Clyde, with the restored Castlebank Gardens and newly developed Horticultural Centre, which is also home to Lanark in Bloom – custodians of the town’s many beautiful hanging baskets and planters.
The theme for this year’s FlowerFest 2019 is The Women’s Football World Cup, which takes place in France this June, and for which Scotland’s Ladies Team have qualified.
Across the three days of the festival there is a huge line-up of attractions for all ages to enjoy, including: Garden Centre displays, Schools' and Nurseries' Planter Competition, Gardeners' Question Time, musical entertainment from local groups, high-quality craft marquee, food & drink outlets, local producer demonstrations, tractor rides, yoga tasters and much, much more. The Tolbooth will also be hosting a botanical art exhibition from 6th – 17th May 2019. Daily guided tours of the park's beautiful gardens will run from 1pm-2pm daily, leaving from the kids play area.
Local residents can look out for the full FlowerFest 2019 Programme, which will be posted through their doors over the coming weeks.
A free shuttle bus will be running to and from Castlebank Park to various points in Lanark - click here to view the map.
Entry is £3 for adults per day or £5 for a 3-day weekend pass. School age children are free.
FlowerFest is presented by Lanark Community Development Trust, with generous support from the Border Biscuits Community Support Fund.