What’s the Festival about?

At the 2018 Hellens Garden Festival we will be celebrating Water, the Life force.

After one of the driest April’s on record, it is a timely moment to focus upon this precious resource that unites us all, that is so vital to keep ourselves and the environment healthy.

Join us in the beautiful setting of Hellens Manor for two days of inspirational talks,  interactive workshops, music, sculpture and wonderful local food and drink.



Indulge your passion for plants, discover new delights for your gardens and gain advice from numerous plant experts and growers; Where ever you live and whatever growing space you have, the Garden Festival provides a wealth of inspiration!

There is something on offer for all the family with imaginative and creative activities for all ages, including story telling, a fairy door trail, clay work, basket weaving and woodland play with Back to the Wild. Explore the natural world throughout the gardens and meander through the ancient wildflower meadow, to Hellens hand carved standing stones.

Join us for a weekend of wonder and celebrate the resources of our planet, learn to encourage wildlife and natural habitats and be inspired to live a life more sustainable and green.

Ruth Jill and Gail

Who we are

Ruth Rennick & Zena Geary, Bookings

Jill Terry, Administrator,

Gail Calthrop, Creative Director

Ella Iggulden, Social Media

Richard Urbanski, Website


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.

The Hellens Garden Festival is now a Community Interest Company (CIC) and has been incorporated under co. no 10182432

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.