Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th June 2018       10am-5pm


The Hellens Garden Festival brings you a summer bounty of the sustainable and the eclectic, crafted and grown, in the gardens of Hellens Manor.

Rare and Specialist Plants ~ Inspirational Speakers ~ Sculpture Trail and Interactive Land Art Mandala ~ Flower, Bee & Wine Workshops ~ Exhibitors of Plants, Garden Goods, Tools, Art & Crafts ~ Children’s Activities ~ Local Food & Drink ~ Live Music ~ Explore the Beautiful Gardens & Grounds

Only a few weeks to go to this year’s fabulous festival – some highlights to catch….

  • Flowers, Veg and Weeds ~ Foraged with Kerry Woodfield, Herbals with Rowan McOnegal and Kat Terry, Vegetables with Kev Alviti, Flowers for arranging with The Great British Florist and Flowers from the Farm, Plants to admire and buy from specialist exhibitors
  • Wildlife. Bees bzzzz bees, hedgehogs, birds, insects and amphibians and bring your dog on a lead!
  • See the new Sculpture trail at this year’s Garden Festival – amazing sculptures that reflect the use of natural materials, recycled components, and our theme, Water, The Life Force.
  • Water, Water, Water – in your garden with Terry Walton, around the world with Katie Alcott, in the Herefordshire ponds with Andrew Nixon, in our waterways with Richard Bennet, and discover Dowsing, and…turning water into wine!
  • Rural crafts ~ Blacksmithing, pole lathe turning, pottering, willow weaving, wood carving…be inspired, maybe have a go
  • Eat, drink, and be merry in the beautiful setting of summer in Hellens gardens


Hellens Garden Festival in conjunction with St Michael’s Hospice spent an amazing 4 days at the RHS Spring Garden Show. A graceful, flowing Sculpture Garden emerged in the Well Being area and the many different mediums, sizes and textures attracted considerable attention and interest from the visitors. And in the centre of this space, a stunning mandala, made of recycled and natural items, evolved in glorious colours and detail, as visitors pondered the items and chose carefully a space to put them. Many tender and evocative stories were told and reflected in this careful activity. From each persons small offering, the larger beautiful picture emerged. This sculpture garden space became a haven of calm, giving visitors time to enjoy all that was on offer.
Thank you to all the volunteer helpers who made this possible. It was an adventure.


Adult £7
Child £2.50 (under 16)
Family £16 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

You can buy a ticket for BOTH festival days:

Adult £12
Child £4 (under 16)
Family £24 (2 adults and up to 4 children)

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

Group discounts are available if booked in advance:

Entrance to the festival£6 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 below (please note, the Garden Festival entrance ticket does not cover tours of the Manor House).

Free parking          Free talks and workshops

Accessibility ~ We are here to help

Please let us know if you need help when you arrive and we will endeavour to do all we can to make your visit a wonderful experience.

Disabled access


We have designated disabled parking areas. The site is largely accessible to wheelchair users and people with walking difficulties.

Some areas can be a bit boggy and there are lots of uneven surfaces so care is needed.

  • Festival Experience

    Weekend of innovation

    2018 will be the festival’s 12th year and we will be celebrating water!

  • 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.

  • 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.


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

    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 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.

Tours of the Manor house at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm daily during the festival (additional cost).

Hellens, Much Marcle, Nr Ledbury, Herefordshire.


Hellens is owned by The Pennington Mellor Munthe Trust (charity no. 283266).

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