The gardens and grounds at East Riddlesden Hall

Children discovering a hidden door in the garden at East Riddlesden Hall

It’s getting to the time of year when the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall are starting to look their best.

The Formal Garden is slowly coming back to life and ribbons of tulips are creating a tapestry of colour throughout the borders.

In the Wild Garden carpets of camassia, scilla and grape hyacinth create a stunning blue canvas, with red campions and white narcissi adding extra colour. You'll also see primroses, hellebores, narcissi, dogtooth violets and fritillaries amongst many others.

Garden events

You can find out more about the gardens by joining one of our regular events.

Greener gardening tours - every Monday from 29 April - 8 July (except 6 and 27 May)

Meet a member of our gardening team between 2-3pm and tap into over 50 years of collective experience. Take a walk through the gardens and learn how to combine good design and colour with wildlife conservation. You’ll leave with inspirations for your own garden and hints and tips towards greener gardening. Along the way we’ll also share with you how the East Riddlesden Hall gardens have evolved and grown over time.

Herb border tour - every Tuesday from 30 April - 9 July

Take a stroll along the herb border between 2.30-3.30pm to discover more about the wonderful properties of herbs. Touch, taste, smell and find out about the culinary, medicinal and modern uses for herbs on these relaxed and interactive talks.

Himalayan balsam bashing - every Saturday in June

Help us to rid the land of this non-native species. Himalayan balsam prevents traditional wild flowers growing and flourishing. Join us anytime between 10.30am-12.30pm. Good footwear such as wellies, long sleeves and long trousers are a must. Gardening gloves are recommended too.

Natural fabric dyeing - selected dates in June and September

Experiment with colours extracted from the garden plants and have a go at traditional fabric dyeing techniques at these drop in sessions. Learn what colour meant to the families who once lived at East Riddlesden Hall. This is a drop-in session, please join us at anytime between 1-3pm.

Booking isn't needed for these free events. General admission prices apply, free entry for National Trust members.

Plant sales

We have a wide selection of plants available to buy in the shop, and are proud to stock a range of plants from The Hairy Pot Plant Company. These plants have pots made from the fibres of coconut husk that biodegrade naturally in the soil.

All plants are grown in environmentally friendly, peat-free compost and are watered and cared for daily.

Fill your own garden this colour this spring
A selection of plants available to buy in the shop
Fill your own garden this colour this spring