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

Friday plant sales

Fri 31 May 2019
10:00-15:00
Join us at our weekly plant sales to find the perfect plant for your garden whilst supporting the work of the National Trust.

Rock sandwiches round Marsden

Sun 02 Jun 2019
10:00-16:30
Calling all budding geologists!

Over and Under Adventure

Sun 09 Jun 2019
09:45-15:30
Enjoy a boat trip and a guided walk

Early morning madness

Sat 15 Jun 2019
03:00-08:00
Early bird catches the sunrise

Summer solstice

Fri 21 Jun 2019
20:00-22:00
See the views on the longest day

Tweeting on the Moors

Sun 23 Jun 2019
10:00-16:00
Find out about our moorland birds