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


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.

Find us on social media

Keep up with the latest news and events by giving Marsden Moor a like on Facebook.

Upcoming events

Guided walk - feeding the canal

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

Friday and Sunday plant sales

Fri 27 Mar 2020
We know it's Spring when our plant sales start

Guided walk - dry stone wall trail

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

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Join us this spring and take part in our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Guided walk - Good Friday family walk

Fri 10 Apr 2020
Join us on a family-friendly 3 mile walk to Sparth reservoir and back

Guided walk - cuckoo walk

Fri 24 Apr 2020
Bring the whole family to hear about the legend of the Marsden cuckoo on this 2.5 mile evening walk