Please telephone 01531 660504 or email for any assistance.

Hellens is open on Wednesdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays 10.30am – 5.00pm.
Admission to the gardens and tearoom is free (donations are invited) and there is no need to book in advance. Dogs and picnics are welcome.
Admission to the House on these days is by guided tour only which can be booked in advance here.

Visit our What’s On page for information about forthcoming events.

Hellensmusic 2024

Wed, 15th May, 2024 – Sun, 19th May, 2024

A richly inspiring week with internationally renowned musicians performing a series of intimate concerts and giving masterclasses to talented young performers.

Hellens Produce Market, 1st Saturday each month

Sat, 3rd Aug, 2024

Produce Market 09:30 – 11:30 on the first Saturday of each month. Stock up on good, local products, and enjoy a delicious breakfast. (Gardens and House closed on this day). Please car share, use public transport (Daffodil Bus route 232), walk, or cycle if possible.

Hellens Garden Festival 2024

Sat, 8th Jun, 2024 – Sun, 9th Jun, 2024

A summer bounty of the sustainable and the eclectic, crafted and grown, supporting local beneficiaries, whilst sharing inspiration, information and positive action.

About Us

Set in the rural landscape of Herefordshire Hellens is a much-loved Tudor/Jacobean home with an incredible tapestry of stories, characters, art, furniture, grounds and gardens. Open for guided tours from April to October along with our tearoom, Hellens is also a venue for educational and cultural events all year round.
At Hellens we work to create an environment where everyone who lives, works and visits us is encouraged to be creative, curious and engaged. In all our activities – cultural, educational or just fun – we strive to both celebrate and respect the legacy of this beautiful home of ours, while looking to the future in ways that are green and collaborative.

“The first owner of the Hellens estate that we can find was Harold Godwinson in 1057, but with the loss of his life and the crown in 1066, the house moved into Norman hands, and found a curious place on the edge of history about which there is more to tell!

My grandmother, related to various previous owners, fell in love with the site, and started the gardens. My parents were passionate to develop Hellens’ possibilities as a place of beauty and serenity. I have dreamt of growing a community of likeminded souls here, excited by what the arts, land regeneration, and our eccentric collections can give to others. My children are bursting with new ideas (about which sometimes I’m nervous), and as for the grandchildren, God knows what awaits us all!”


Adam Munthe
Chairman of the Pennington Mellor Munthe Charity Trust