On the hunt for plants to spruce up your home? Do you love nature and learning about wildlife? Thinking of ways to entertain the kids this weekend? Then, the Ilkley Manor House’s inaugural Spring Fair is perfect for you!

Join us from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, 11 May, when the courtyard will be buzzing with activity.

East Riddlesden Hall, Gledstone Gardens, and Three Pools Nursery will sell a variety of specialist plants, including trees, shrubs, flowers, and vegetables.

Tom Bromley of Burnt Orchid will showcase his hand-forged, high-quality gardening tools and accessories.

Learn about our fuzzy friends with the Wharfedale Beekeepers Association! Participate in our plant-swap stall, exchange plants, and chat with fellow nature enthusiasts!

Let the kids get their hands dirty at our plant-bedding station. Bring along old mugs or similar small pots suitable for planting. Not only will children learn new skills, but they can also take their creations home!

If that wasn’t enough fun, families can join our annual maypole dancing from 2 to 3pm! Skip along to the music and try to create patterns with colourful ribbons.

Afterwards, visitors can purchase drinks from our refreshments table and relax in the courtyard to the beautiful strains of the Wharfe Quartet, who are performing in the afternoon.

There is no need to book any activities on 11 May, and the House will be open as usual for the public to explore. For more information, visit ilkleymanorhouse.org/spring-fair-2024.

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