- Award winning landscape designer Hannah Genders is returning to the festival this year to give a talk about what is involved in creating a natural, wild swimming pool in the garden.
- We will be joined by Radio allotment guru Terry Walton, sharing his knowledge on how water is essential in gardens for both plants and wildlife, as well as how important a pond can be to give a balanced ecosystem.
- We are also delighted to announce that Katie Alcott, founder of FRANK water will be joining us as a speaker on the Sunday. Since 2005, FRANK have provided clean drinking water and sanitation to 360,000 people accross India and Nepal. At The Garden Festival, Katie will discuss this amazing project that empowers families and communities to claim their right: to land, sanitation, education and Water.
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.
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.
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.
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).
For more information go to hellensmanor.com
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