Festival Experience

Now in our 12th year

Hellens Garden Festival is celebrating Water, the Life Force, offering our visitors a veritable delight for all the senses with over a 100 exhibitors and demonstrators, garden services and products, local food and drink producers, informative and engaging talks and workshops, music and arts, and all set within Hellens gardens and meadows.

This Festival is about discovering all that you can do with gardening and attending to the earth and environment. You can learn what can be created whether you have a balcony or a field and who working with Nature helps to give back to you. Enjoy being in Nature, find different and green ways to create a garden, an allotment or meadow; grow your own vegetables and orchards.

Learn to forage our hedgerows and woodlands. Bring the children and they can join in with workshops and creative activities; seed bombs, making animal homes, puppetry, woodland fairy trails, forest school skills, story telling. Be inspired by our range of talks and interactive demonstrations such as cooking with foraged plants and creating with clay.

Watch our artisan demonstrators showcase their skills including wicker willow basket making, blacksmithing, spinning hand plant dyed wool and weaving on a hand loom, coppicing and hedge laying, drystone walling. So much to see and enjoy, with food and drink producers selling delicious local food in a dedicated courtyard, live music and all set in the stunning gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor.