Tenbury Mistletoe Association

Crowning the Mistletoe Queen

The Tenbury Mistletoe Association started in 2010 to facilitate the running of the Mistletoe Festival and to help the Town of Tenbury Wells promote and champion its unique association with English Mistletoe (Viscum album) the true mistletoe of myths and legends!

Tenbury Wells has had a long association with the sale of Holly and Mistletoe that goes back over a hundred years. History shows us that a number of such markets were held in the Hereford and Worcester area; however Tenbury’s is the only one to survive and continue with the tradition. The Town is very proud of it association with Mistletoe and the fact that it hosts the only remaining markets on the last Tuesday of November and the first two Tuesday in December.

Dancing "Dark and Light"

The Association has been working hard to develop the Town’s identity with this little wondrous hemi-parasitic plant, that grows in many of the local orchards, that is surrounded in myth, mystery and legend.

Hopefully you will find a wealth of information within these pages about mistletoe and Tenbury's association with it.

The T.M.A was set up to continue the Town’s association with mistletoe alive. As was the start of the annual Mistletoe Festival, which looks to celebrate the myths, legends and history of Viscum album and of Tenbury through the Arts.

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