This year's Hellens Garden Festival is set to be more magical than ever before, with a focus on healing and learning in nature - the theme is Hands in the Soil, Good for the Soul.

Hellens Garden Festival, which runs over the weekend of June 7 and 8, is an event for people, plants and the planet. Visitors will enjoy a wonderful range of local plants from growers offering friendly advice, food and drink, traditional crafts, environmental and educational organisations, or just relax in the orchard with a glass of cider and all day live music!

Held within the gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor in Much Marcle, festival goers can immerse themselves in this idyllic setting with its rare (17th octagonal dovecot, Physic Garden, yew labyrinth, herb and kitchen gardens, woodlands, lawns, 18th century cider mill, meadows and ponds and woodland sculpture trail.

This year’s Festival also features a new ‘Get Growing Space’ for interactive horticultural masterclasses where experts will share their tips on all things growing. The festival's innovative ‘Let’s be the Change’ discussion forums provide a relaxed space for sharing ideas to create change for a better, more sustainable world, and Catcher Media will be screening a programme of locally made films.

There's plenty for children too, whether watching, learning, and doing with some of Herefordshire’s leading craftspeople or enjoying hands-on wild play, creative, and storytelling activities or eating ice creams!

Hellens Garden Festival is a charity fund raising event. All profits from the weekend will be donated to local beneficiaries: St. Michael’s Hospice and Back to the Wild.

For the full line up of exhibitors, contributors and experts, visit the website at

Special guests John Challis (‘Boycie’) and Radio 2's Allotment Guru Terry Walton will open the festival.