Planting the Past at Chatelherault: Volunteer Launch
Help restore the 18th century herbaceous border at Chatelherault
Join the FREE Planting the Past volunteering launch, to find out more and to register to become a volunteer to help restore the 18th century herbaceous border to it's original glory.
Planting the Past volunteers will help to replant the culinary, medicinal, and aromatic shrubs and plants, which would have originally been planted in the historic garden border surrounding the William Adam designed hunting lodge, now Visitor Centre. The plants within this 18th century garden were not only grown for their beauty and fragrance but also for their medicinal and culinary virtues.
The launch will provide an opportunity to find out about the history of the garden at Chatelherault and what types of plants would have been found there in the 18th century from horticultural specialists. The session acts as an induction and registration event for those interested in volunteering, and must be attended by those who intend to volunteer for the project in the future.
The first Planting the Past volunteering session will take place on Saturday 2 September, 10am start, where volunteers will clear borders and pot the first lot of specimens for re-planting. Regular volunteering days will then be programmed to fit the suitability of those wishing to participate.
Planting the Past is managed by South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture Trust in collaboration with horticultural specialist Elaine Lauder, with support from Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ fund and Heritage Lottery Fund and LEADER supported Clyde and Avon Valley Landscape Partnership (CAVLP).