The park is looking stunning at the moment with most of the rhododendrons in full bloom in spite of the chilly weather. The Development Trust is continuing in its work of regeneration of the park and we have just started work converting the squelchy grassed area that used to be a pond into a bog garden. South Lanarkshire Council has kindly contributed the plants, shrubs and trees and our volunteers have been doing a great job getting this project underway. Work is also about to start in the terraced gardens converting the jungly area where the greenhouses used to be into the William Wallace Memorial Rose garden. A seven foot sculpture of Wallace has been ordered from the wood carver who did such magnificent work in the Fairy Dell and we hope this will be installed in the autumn.
With so much work to do we are putting out a call for more volunteers. We plan to hold a Volunteers Day for all our existing hard working band and would like to invite anyone else who is interested in giving us an hour or two each week to come along as well. The Day will start at 11.00am with a short talk from our educational gardener, Chris, and then a walk around the park to see all the work that is going on. This will be followed up by a barbecue. If you are interested, do come along to the Horticulture Centre. You will be made most welcome.