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Our Doors Open Days weekend is 7th and 8th September.

South Lanarkshire

Castlebank Horticultural Centre

Date 1: 07/09/2019
Date 2: 08/09/2019
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7-8 September 2019

Castlebank Horticultural Centre is the hub for many outdoor events throughout the year. The centre is managed by the Lanark Community Development Trust and it also acts as a base for Lanark in Bloom. The facility, and much of Castlebank Park, is maintained by a hardworking group of volunteers. The centre is located in Castlebank Park, a local landmark that has been the subject of several restoration projects in recent years including the renovation of the derelict sawmill building into the new Castlebank Horticultural Centre Community Hub. Castlebank Park is a large area of ground consisting of a children�s play area, gardens and the Horticultural Centre. The Clyde Walkway cuts through the park, allowing walkers to enjoy a woodland walk to New Lanark World Heritage Site, also participating in Doors Open Weekend.

South Lanarkshire

Hamilton Mausoleum

Date 1: 01/01/0001
Date 2: 08/09/2019
Tags: Weekend 5 (28-29 September)

8 September 2019

Hamilton Mausoleum was one of the finest private tombs in the country and is now one of the town�s most famous buildings. It was built as a tomb and monument to Alexander, 10th Duke of Hamilton, nicknamed �El Magnifico� but was incomplete at the time of his death in 1852. The chapel has a massive dome (over 36 meters high), magnificent bronze doors and a stunning floor made up of different marbles from around the world. One of the first things you will probably notice however is its amazing 15 second echo � one of the longest in the world! Two huge lion sculptures overlook the entrance to the crypt below where you can still see the niched for the bodies of the members of the Hamilton family. Parking available at Low Parks Museum. Additional information: visitors are advised to wear warm clothing and sturdy footwear and to familiarise themselves with the health and safety guidelines provided at the site.

South Lanarkshire

Little Sparta

Date 1: 07/09/2019
Date 2: 08/09/2019
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7-8 September 2019

Set in the Pentland Hills near Edinburgh, Little Sparta is Iain Hamilton Finlay�s greatest work of art. Finlay moved to the farm of Stonypath in 1966 and, in partnership with his wife Sue Finlay, began to create what would become an internationally acclaimed garden across seven acres of a wild and exposed moorland site. Collaborating with stone carvers, letterers and at times other artists and poets, the numerous sculptures and artworks created by Finlay, which are all integral to the garden, explore themes as diverse as the sea and its fishing fleets, our relationship to nature, classical antiquity, the French Revolution and the Second World War. Individual poetic and sculptural elements in wood, stone and metal are sited in relation to carefully structured landscaping and planting. In this way, the garden in its entirety is the artwork.

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