What’s the Festival about?
Now entering our 11th year, and with our theme of Growing Today for All Our Tomorrows, our garden festival aspires to engage your curiosity and enthusiasm, find plants, trees and shrubs to delight your garden from our expert plant exhibitors, invite you to interact with our creative activities and demonstrations and imaginative family activities, including story telling, fairy homes trail, clay work and basket weaving, tickle and tantalise your tastebuds with local food and drink suppliers, marvel at the creative natural sculptures, explore the natural world in the gardens and meadow, discover Hellens hand carved standing stones, and so much more.
We are continuing our partnership with Herefordshire Wildlife Life, who will be bringing their family friendly activities and amazing marque the Hive. Become part of their Hive and help to promote and encourage our natural wildlife and habitat.
Alongside our demonstrators trail of specialist exhibitors such as hand weavers, hurdlers and coppicing, pole lathe work and clay modellers, we will be showcasing young people who have chosen careers in blacksmithing, metal work, carpentry and joinery. Come and see demonstrations of these young people learning artisan skills and abilities, developing new areas of interest and growth, keeping alive these traditional and authentic skills and crafts.
Following the success of our interactive workshops in 2016, we will be inviting visitors to attend and be part of innovative and informative workshops. In a dedicated space, we will have specialists including foragers and herbalists, master composters and chicken keepers, expert plants people and sour dough cookers, all able to share with you their knowledge and invite you to learn with and from them, enabling you to be more sustainable and green, where ever you live and whatever growing spaces you have.
With key note speakers in the Georgian stables to include Sir Roy Strong who will share the journey of creating his award winning Laskett Gardens, and Terry Walton, Allotment Guru and Hannah Genders, award wining Chelsea and Malvern Show Garden Gardener, giving a Gardeners Question and Answer hour, there is much to be learnt and informed by at the 2017 Hellens Garden Festival
Who we are
Ruth Rennick, Bookings
Jill Terry, Administrator,
Gail Calthrop, Creative Director
Katy Gilbert, 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
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.