2017 Growing today for all our tomorrows

Festival Open 10am- 5pm, both days. 10-11th June

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Prize Draw
Hellens Garden Festival celebrated a wonderful day at the Hospice Plant Fair, giving out our leaflets and offering a family ticket to the Festival as the prize for the Free Prize Draw. A winner has been drawn and hopefully they will come to the Festival and have a wonderful time with us all.

This year we are excited to announce that our Festival visitors will have the opportunity to be part of a community land artwork project, the creation of a Mandala. Kate Raggett, a leading land artist is very kindly designing and drawing the outline of this special piece of work, laid out within the gardens of Hellens. Visitors will be invited to complete the drawn mandala over the 2 days by using natural, recycled, reused and repurposed items [such as bottle tops] provided on site and visitors will be encouraged to carefully and thoughtfully, fill in the laid out Mandala pattern, from these pre-gathered items. This will be an amazing addition to the Festival and we are delighted that everyone who comes to the Festival will have a chance to be part of its beautiful creation. We will publish a photo of the finished Mandala on the Hellens festival website shortly after the event.  All the materials used in the mandala will then be recycled and re-used. To see some of Kate’s wonderful land work, please visit: www.kateraggett.com

Sculpture Trail
With spring breaking through the drab, winter gloom, we are looking forward to celebrating Hellens Garden Festival in our beautiful summer gardens.

This year, we are creating a wonderous Sculpture Trail, showcasing outstanding local artisan sculptors and craftspeople, including Ed Elliot, Andrew Findley, Simon Meiklejohn and Clyde Jefferson. This dreamy trail will wend a magical pathway through the ancient flower filled meadow, and up to the hand carved standing stones. Amble through Nature’s glories, finding evocative sculptures throughout the trail, and contemplate the wonder of the circle of hand inscribed standing stones; a journey of discovery and beauty.


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  • Festival Experience

    Weekend of innovation

    Now in our 11th year, Hellens Garden Festival is celebrating Growing Today for all our Tomorrows. A veritable delight for our visitors for all the senses.

  • 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).

Highlights of the 2016 Festival

Hellens Garden Festival 2016 was a great success!

Read more about the 2016 Festival  here

If you need local accommodation information for the Festival, please look at Eat Sleep Live Herefordshire here: Local Accommodation

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

Come and show your products and services

Our new Hellens Garden Festival booking site is up and running

You can book a pitch directly at the booking site or find out more about what we have to offer.

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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