Rose Enthusiast

  • VO79012


Castlebank Horticultural Centre sits within the historic Castlebank Park, on the banks of the Clyde in Lanark. Lanark Community Development Trust are looking for an enthusiastic individual to facilitate the maintenance and propagation from their rose collection. There is an opportunity for the development of the rose garden - including for the introduction of new plants and cultivars. Castlebank volunteers are supported by a dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Together, both staff and volunteers will propagate and grow a wide range of heirloom vegetables, herbs, rare edible plants, herbaceous, perennials, alpines, succulents, trees and shrubs for education and the restoration of historic Castlebank Park. The volunteer position would be ideal for an experienced gardener who is enthusiastic about roses and is looking to use their skills and knowledge to help out in the community.

The volunteer will work with the Trusts' Educational Gardener, Stuart and fellow volunteers to maintain and develop the rose garden and herbaceous borders in the historic Castlebank Park terraced gardens.

Specific tasks and duties:

  • Leading maintenance of the rose gardens including educating volunteers, dead heading, organic spraying, feeding, pruning etc.
  • Helping to maintain and develop herbaceous borders
  • Helping to maintain infrastructure

Organisation aims and objectives

Lanark Community Development Trust are a charitable, non-profit body which carries out projects for the common good of the Lanark area. The Trust aims to develop and deliver priority community projects which have a social, environmental and economic impact.










2 hours per week. Flexible to suit.


Volunteers must be 16yrs or over.
Experience required: Experience is preferred however not essential. Just a keen interest in helping and enjoy the outdoors.
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE in Lanark
Minimum age: 16


Expenses details: No expenses are reimbursed.
Training details: Induction to the organisation and training for the role is provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer