Weekend of innovation
2018 will be the festival’s 12th year and we will be celebrating water!More
People, Plants & Planet
Inspired sustainable life
We offer inspirational ideas, services and plants for growing our gardens, sustaining ourselves and the earth, whatever the space you have.More
For our beneficiaries
Fundraising for charities
We are proud to support St Michael’s Hospice in Hereford and the special project Back to the Wild for young people.More
Sponsors and Supporters
Fantastic people and companies supporting our vision
Our sponsors and supporters honour the vision of Hellens Garden Festival. Their generosity in giving their time, expertise, equipment or money is absolutely essential to our ability to stage the Festival each year, and to provide funding to benefit our nominated causes.Find out more
News from Hellens Manor.
On Friday 14th October, we were visited by the BBC Countryfile team who filmed our traditional Perry Making. We had an amazing day with Matt Baker and Anita Rani. The result was that Hellens were a part of a lovely broadcast on the 30th October showing Herefordshire at its very best (and of course the Perry!)
Adam Munthe presents a donation to St Michael’s Hospice
Cheque presentation to Back to the Wild
BBC Countryfile feature
Hellens Garden Festival is hosted in the gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor. The Festival settles gently within the landscape of lawns, meadow and paddocks. The rare 17th century octagonal dovecot, a physic garden, yew labyrinth, herb and kitchen gardens, woodlands and ponds are delight to the eye and nourishment for one’s spirit.
This beautiful historic house in Much Marcle, Herefordshire, is a living monument to much of England’s history. It remains a living home, not a museum, and contains a wealth of period furnishings, artifacts, paintings and decorations. Hellens is open for Public Tours from Easter Day until the 3rd October on Wednesday, Sunday and Bank holiday afternoons with tours at 1, 2 and 3pm.
During The Garden Festival, guided tours of the house will be on offer. Tour prices are:
£7.50 concessions & students
£5 students and children
£20 family ticket (2 adults and 3 children).
Hellens is owned by The Pennington Mellor Munthe Trust (charity no. 283266). For more information go to hellensmanor.com
Further Information about Hellens
The family Trust PMMCT which run Hellens (and Southside House in Wimbledon) are engaged in a number of non-profit making areas, principally in the fields of music, literacy and language, and the environment. Both our Hellensmusic and Hellens Garden Festival events envelop these principles.
We facilitate activities that are designed to encourage vulnerable adolescents back into nature with our ‘Back to the Wild’ program and promote environmental sustainability with Hellens Garden Festival. At both houses, and through outreach, we inspire primary and secondary children with poetry and with music; children are integral to Hellensmusic.
In all cases this is with emphasis placed on activities of benefit to the local community.
For more information about what is going on in Herefordshire, where to eat, where to stay while you are visiting us at Hellens and the Hellens Garden Festival please visit East Sleep Live Herefordshire here: www.eatsleepliveherefordshire.co.uk