Explore the gardens

Flowers in bloom during spring at East Riddlesden Hall

There's always something to discover in the gardens at East Riddlesden Hall, no matter what the time of year. As spring begins to arrive, watch the gardens start to come to life after the winter break.

Spring gardens

Look for the early signs of spring as the garden begins to wake up from its long sleep - watch as the garden begins to transform with greenery and spring colours. Snowdrops then daffodils start to appear as winter breaks its spell, signalling a welcome return of the longer days and warmer (hopefully!) weather.

See our gardeners work their magic and discover our plans for the year ahead. There’s lots of behind the scenes work going on during the start of the year too, such as repairing paths and benches, as well as pruning bushes and trees.

Look for the early signs of spring in the gardens
Look for the early signs of spring in the gardens
Look for the early signs of spring in the gardens

Take a walk

Down on the lower fields, everything can still be a bit wet and muddy! 

Grab your wellies or walking boots and head out for a walk around the fields. Even though it’s a bit muddy, it’s a great walk to stretch those legs and feel refreshed.

Look for wildlife

Look out for geese, stoats, rabbits and foxes as you take a walk around the grassy fields. You can also see some of the birds which dive for small fish in the river, as well as beautiful blue Kingfishers if you’re lucky!

In the gardens, look for the resident birds feeding from the bird hide.

Little ones will love hunting for bugs in the gardens and feeding the ducks on the mill pond – grab some duck feed from the shops and make friends with our fellow residents!