Hellens Garden Festival is a Community Interest Company (CIC) based at Hellens manor in Much Marcle, Herefordshire.
A small and dedicated team organise an annual two day Festival, held in the beautiful gardens and grounds of Hellens. It is a collaborative and creative venture, that relies on the goodwill, time and energy of a huge number of volunteers, collaborators, sponsors and supporters who share their passion for what they do and the causes they support.
All profits from the festival are donated to local beneficiaries St Michael’s Hospice and Back to the Wild.
The guiding principles of Hellens Garden Festival
- To celebrate the natural world
- Have a positive, constructive and educational approach to local and global issues
- Create an enjoyable, celebratory atmosphere
- Raise awareness of environmental and ecological issues
- Share profits between charities that promote similar ideas and have social and community benefit
What’s the Festival about?
They are always keen to showcase local producers, artists and exhibitors, unusual plants, innovative products, and community based, eco and environmental organisations. Alongside the exhibitors, they have a changing programme of talks, children’s activities, music, performance and interactive workshops, which aim to inspire, engage and provide a fabulous experience for all ages. Why not join them 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.
We share the same passion for what they do, so like to support them by designing the HGF programme guide, leaflets and providing social media / web graphics.
It’s a joy to work with Kat Terry and Justine Peberdy, we seem to have got it off to a tee after doing it for many years now.
This year’s Festival theme: ‘Transformation’. A summer bounty of the sustainable and the eclectic, crafted and grown, held in the glorious gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor. So why don’t you join them on 10 & 11 June 2023 at Hellens Manor, Much Marcle, Herefordshire. A special day out for all the family…
Hellens Garden Festival 2023 raised £23,000 for local beneficiaries.
70% £16,100 – St Michaels Hospice .
20% £4,600 – Back to the Wild CIC .
10% £2,300 – will be donated to a local, grassroots organisation that supports HGF values of community, education & environment.
It was an incredible, warm weekend full of connection, learning, inspiration and lots of smiling, happy people! Save the date for next year – 8th & 9th June 2024.