A fun-filled weekend for all the family

2017 Festival is the 10th and 11th of June

‘Growing Today for all our Tomorrows’

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Hellens Garden Festival 2016 was magnificent!  The Festival team would like to thank all of our volunteers, sponsors, supporters, exhibitors, demonstrators, poets, musicians, activity providers, and our visitors.  You once again came together to make such a beautiful, laid back, pleasurable weekend for everyone.

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The torrential rain eased into a gentle dampening mist on Saturday, releasing the scents of the glorious plants and flowers.  Once again on Sunday the early morning rain eased, and by afternoon we basked in glorious sunshine.  Water was clearly to mark this year’s festival when a local pipe burst necessitated a slightly earlier end to our pleasures, but the good will and good humour of all demonstrated the benefit of spending time in such a healthy and healing environment, celebrating nature and nurturing our souls.

Sabine Flowers

The Band

Walks and talks

Banner Flag

Wool

Face paint

Plants


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Our exhibitors

We attract a wide range of exhibitors offering beautiful plants, lots of growing advice, garden products, hand-made goods, and design services, food stalls, and many others. EXHIBITORS BOOK NOW HERE
Talks at Hellens Garden Festival

Talks, demos

The wonderful Hannah Genders and Terry Walton are back to head a cast of speakers. Our team of demonstrators bring a great variety of traditional skills.
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Family fun

All ages come and enjoy our Festival; there are lots of children's activities such as: hands on clay workshops for all ages, storytelling, willow weaving, pizza making, face painting, and more.
Visitors enjoying food at Hellens Garden Festival

Yummy food

We have delicious tea, coffee and home-make cake, lovely lunches, sizzling burgers and sausages. Our food is sourced locally and of the highest quality. We are supporting two local ice-cream vendors and Hellens has its own tea room too.
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Music Poetry & Art

What wonderful music we have this year. We are being supported by local bands, The Fordsons and Slippery Slope, who will beguile and charm with their unique blend of traditional and contemporary music styles, playing a variety of musical instruments. Throughout the weekend artists will be exhibiting their work in the Great Barn and also the Garden Library, where poets will be giving readings of their botanical poetica inspired by the Hellens Physic Garden.

Entrance to the Festival

Adult £6.50
Child £2.50 (under 16)
Family £15 (2 adults and 2 children)

New for 2016, you can buy a ticket for BOTH festival days:
Adult £10
Child £4 (under 16)
Family £22.50 (2 adults and 2 children)

Group discounts are available if booked in advance:
£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).

What’s the Festival about?

The 2016 Festival theme of If we nurture Nature, Nature will nurture us will explore the relationships and connections to our natural environment. If we take kind care of our gardens and wildlife, whether on a balcony, in a backyard, a smallholding, meadow, woodland or natural space, we will reap the glories of nature for the benefit of all.

We have wonderful partners for 2016, including Herefordshire Wildlife Trust who will bring their passion for wildlife to the Festival. The RSPB, who with their ‘Give Nature a Home’ initiative, so closely aligned with our ethos and values, are also joining us.

We are grateful to the continuing support and help of Hannah Genders, award winning gardener and designer, and Terry Walton, Allotment Guru for Jeremy Vine’s Radio 2 Show.

Disabled access

Disabled access logos - 'Positive about disabled people'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.

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

St Michael’s Hospice

St Michael's HospiceWe are proud to support St Michael’s Hospice, a much-loved local charity. It is an independent charity and all services are given free. (Registered charity number: 511179)

Hannah Genders' Journey Garden for St Michael’s HospiceHave a look at Hannah Genders’ Journey Garden for the Hospice.

In 2016 We are also supporting the Hellens Back to the Wild project. This unique project supports the personal and social development of young people by re-connecting them to the natural environment, and developing their self belief and confidence. The Saturday Club children from St. Michaels Hospice have benefited already from this initiative. If you are interested in learning more about Back to the Wild please contact info@hellensmanor.com