Activities | Gardening


We meet in the Clydesdale Inn in Lanark where we have various activities including discussing our gardening problems, presentations by members, visiting each others gardens, visiting public gardens, swapping cuttings and plants, imparting our knowledge and experience to other group members, etc.

All skill levels

The emphasis of the group is sharing knowledge, tips and experiences. Gardening is fun, enjoyable and immensely satisfying when it all works out as you look across your garden. Some people are into vegetables while others focus on flowers. It is up to you!

Essential Information
Group Leader - Christine Robbins
Email -
When - Second Tuesday of month
Time - 10.00am
Where - Clydesdale Inn, West Port, Lanark
Cost - Entry to public gardens and usually a light lunch
Requirements - Enthusiasm

Gardens Visited in 2018
• New Hopetoun Gardens
• CCI, Lanark
• Beeches Cottage Nursery, Hawksland
• Viewpark Allotments
• Old Farm Cottage, Nemphlar
• plus visits to members' gardens and gardens open under the Scottish Gardens scheme
Joys of gardening
Mankind has been gardening for thousands of years from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon to our much less grandiose attempts. But everyone would like to have a better garden, and not just for the summer. Very few people are taught gardening so we have to share knowledge with others and learn from our mistakes.

Group Leader's Comments

"Within the Group there is a variety of gardening knowledge and experience and that mix seems to work well as we have become a very happy and friendly bunch of amateurs."