Hellens Garden Festival on June 8-9 has a theme of ‘Waste to Wonder’

Preparations are underway for this year’s Hellens Garden Festival - a wonderful two day celebration at Hellens in Much Marcle, Herefordshire. This summer jamboree creates an atmosphere that is inclusive and inspiring, a space for sharing ideas, creative collaboration and catalysing change for a better, more sustainable world.

The theme for this year’s festival is ‘Waste to Wonder’.

The waste produced by the festival is under scrutiny this year and we hope that our exhibitors and visitors will join us in transforming waste into wonder by re-using, re-cycling, re-imagining and re-creating!

Organisers are inviting everyone attending to bring their own mugs to the festival, perhaps even their own plates.

The gardens and grounds of Hellens Manor will be filled with exquisite flowers and plants, skilled artists and craftspeople offering practical and creative demonstrations, delicious local food and drink, live music and much more.

Some of the engaging, and inspiring talks this year will include ‘HGF Gardeners’ Question Time’, ‘Future of Farming’, ‘Sustainable Fashion’, ‘Foraging and Cooking from Waste’, and ‘Permaculture.’

Organisers are excited to announce that we are working closely with Herefordshire Food Alliance to promote local, nature friendly food. Together they aim to grow awareness and inspire positive change in what we eat and how and where it’s produced.

They will be running workshops and demos from our Eco, Green & Growing space including seed bomb making, children's gardening, eco textiles, how to make kimchi and much more.

For more info or to buy tickets please check the website www.hellensgardenfestival.co.uk

You will be able to wander through our sculpture trail exhibited in the beautiful wild flower meadow. This year we are offering an exciting opportunity of a 1 weeks’ artist residency at Hellens Manor to one of the artists exhibiting.

The Daffodil Line 232 bus service from Ross on Wye and Newent to Ledbury is regular, reliable and reasonable and we hope as many people as possible will use this service to get to and from the festival.

All profits from the event are donated to St Michael’s Hospice, Back to the Wild CIC and other good causes.

Tickets can be bought online before June 7. If there are tickets left they will be available for a slightly higher price on the gate.