Marsden Moor spring plant fair

Close up image of flowers in the National Trust yard

For over twenty years, the annual spring plant fair has been the highlight of our horticultural year at Marsden Moor, and as our biggest plant sale event, plays a vital role in raising funds to support our conservation work.

This year's fair will take place Sunday 19 May, 10.30am - 3pm, in the Old Goods Yard carpark, HD7 6DH.


Come along to browse a wide selection of plants and find the perfect plant to take back to your garden at home, from annuals to alpines, there'll be something to suit every garden. As well as plants galore, a selection of stalls selling local produce, handcrafted wooden items, National Trust retail and refreshments means there’s plenty to interest everyone. For those looking to learn a little, information stalls from Holme Valley Mountain RescueCanal & Rivers Trust and Moors for the Future's Bogtastic Van will also be on-site.

All our plants are homegrown by our knowledgeable plant group volunteers, who’ll be on hand through the day to offer help and advice when choosing your next garden addition. To reduce waste, and increase the sustainability of our spring plant fair, we encourage buyers to bring their own bags and boxes to take purchases home in.

When you support our plant sales, you are helping us protect over 5000 acres of moorland, a vital habitat for upland birds and mountain hare, for future generations.

Find plants to suit all tastes and all gardens
Views of the spring plant fair, with marquees and rows of plants
Find plants to suit all tastes and all gardens

FAQ's

Can I pay on card?

Yes, payments can be made by both card and cash.

Is there parking?

Yes, parking is available on site. Volunteers will be availble throughout the day to help carry purchases back to your car.  

What types of plants will be available?

Predomintantly herbaceous perennials, with a small selection of shrubs, annuals, fruits and vegetables.

How much do the plants cost?

The majority of plants are priced £2.50. Prices start from 50p and vary depending on the item.

Are toilets avaible on-site?

No public toilet facillities are avaible at the plant fair.

Is the fair wheelchair friendly?

The plant sale is held on grass and cobblestones, which some wheelchair uses may find difficult. There are also no disabled facilities on-site.

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Upcoming events

Christmas tree sale

Sat 30 Nov 2019
09:30-15:30
Start the festivities at Marsden Moor at our annual Christmas tree sale. Find your perfect tree whilst supporting the work of the National Trust.

Guided walk - seasonal saunter

Sun 08 Dec 2019
11:00-15:00
Take a break from the festivities and explore winter on the moor. Rated medium.

Boxing Day walk

Thu 26 Dec 2019
12:00-15:00
A boxing day walk is a Christmas staple, join us as we burn off some of that Christmas pudding! Rated easy.

New Year's Day walk

Wed 01 Jan 2020
11:00-14:00
Bring in the New Year with a breath of fresh air as we celebrate the first day of 2020 with an invigorating moorland walk. Rated easy.

Guided walk - feeding the canal

Sat 29 Feb 2020
09:30-14:30
You’ll see the reservoirs and explore the catchwaters that feed into the Huddersfield Narrow Canal on this 10 mile hard walk.

Guided walk - dry stone wall trail

Sun 29 Mar 2020
13:30-16:30
Take a pleasant 3 mile stroll along the walled lanes and fields to find out how the dry stone walls were built and why.