Plant Propagation Volunteer

  • VO79015


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 their plant propagation activities to provide their garden with healthy, pesticide free, organically grown plants and seedlings. Castlebank propagation volunteers are supported by dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Together, staff and volunteers 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. This volunteer position would be ideal for a person looking to gain valuable experience prior to entering a career in horticulture - or for an experienced gardener looking to use their skills to help out in the community.

The volunteer would work with their Educational Gardener, Stuart and fellow volunteers to produce quality, organic seedlings, herbs and other plants for growing on in the Education Gardens and Castlebank Park, and to sell at Castlebank Horticultural Centre events to raise funds for ongoing projects. Volunteers also help maintain and improve the propagation area including infrastructure and gardens.

Specific tasks and duties:

  • Propagating by seed, cutlings, division and transplanting
  • Watering, fertilising, weeding and plant detailing
  • Helping to maintain infrastructure and propagation surrounds

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.











Volunteers must be 16yrs or over.
Experience required: Good hand/eye coordination and fine motor skills for working with small seeds and seedlings. Volunteers must be reliable, be able to work both independently and as part of a team, have a positive attitude and good work ethic, be respectful, polite and courteous.
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 ongoing training relevant for the role.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer