2017 Growing today for all our tomorrows
Festival Open 10 – 5 Both Days
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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.More
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.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
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
Poetry inspired by healing plants from the Physic Garden at Hellens Manor. Making Words from Healing Herbs: more about Poetica Botanica at The Ledbury Poetry Festival
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 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:
£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