2018    Water, the Life Force


The Hellens Garden Festival team are busy planning next summer’s Festival.  The Festival will be fundraising for St Michael’s Hospice and Back to the Wild.  The Festival will celebrate the role of water in our world and we are looking forward to some exciting talks, workshops, and demonstrations which will raise awareness and offer practical guidance.

On a sunny early Autumnal afternoon, friends, supporters and sponsors of Hellens Garden Festival were given a guided tour, led by Head Gardener David Maddison. This occasion celebrated the giving of funds raised to the beneficiaries, £10,575, to St Michael’s Hospice, and £3,250 to Back to the Wild project.

With such a successful and enjoyable event this year, for visitors, exhibitors and our beneficiaries, we are excited to be visioning and planning next years Festival, 9-10th June, building on and developing the ecological and sustainable green approaches to all things we will showcase innovative and inspiring practices and interactive activities.’
  • Festival Experience

    Weekend of innovation

    2018 will be the festivals 12th year and we will be celebrating water!

  • Feel for our 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.

  • 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.



Adult £6.50
Child £2.50 (under 16)
Family £15 (2 adults and 2 children)

You can buy a ticket for BOTH festival days:

Adult £10
Child £4 (under 16)
Family £22.50 (2 adults and 2 children)

Address: Hellens, Much Marcle, Ledbury. Herefordshire HR8 2LY

Group discounts are available if booked in advance:

Entrance to the festival£5.50 per adult for a group booking of 10 people or more. We have limited parking for coaches therefore the coach will also need to be booked-in so that we can arrange the appropriate parking.

We welcome well-behaved dogs who have their owners firmly on leads and whom clean up after them.

See Hellens tour prices (please note, the Garden Festival entrance ticket does not cover tours of the Manor).

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.

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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

    Adam Munthe presents a donation to St Michael’s Hospice

  • Cheque presentation to Back to the Wild

    Cheque presentation to Back to the Wild

  • BBC Countryfile feature

About Hellens:

Hellens Garden Festival is hosted in the evocative gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor. The Festival settles gently within the landscape of verdant lawns and tailored hedges. It winds around knot areas, a glorious wild meadow, a physic garden, a SSSI woodland, and so much more. A 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, and not a museum, although it 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 and Sunday afternoons with tours at 1, 2 and 3 o’clock. We are also open at the same times on bank holiday Mondays.

During The Garden Festival, Hellens will be taking tours around the Manor as usual. Tour prices are:
£9 adult
£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 which presently run Hellens (and her sister property Southside House), serves both the community and the general public, particularly in three areas: with music, (Hellensmusic, and events), in literacy and language (programmes associated with our patronage of the Ledbury Poetry Festival) and with the environment (our Back2Wild project and the Hellens Garden Festival). We work to provide projects and activities for schools and students of all ages, through the two properties, not forgetting adults and pensioners! As well as the Chairman of the Trust and his family at Hellens, there are five other resident families who undertake the day-to-day running of the Charity here.

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