Over the past 15 years, Sandy Coppen has created a beautiful garden within the grounds of her home at The Beeches, an 18th century country house in East Sussex. This work involved restoring a 300 year old walled garden to its former glory.

Her efforts were rewarded with a very successful opening of the garden as part of the National Garden Scheme in 2016. Drawing on her experience and with a desire to share her passion for gardening, Sandy is offering a series of horticultural and various arts and crafts courses in the restored Beeches Barn. Each course will be presented by a lecturer with expertise in the specific subject.

Upcoming Courses

July
19/07/2018

How to grow fruit successfully - Full Day

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How to grow fruit successfully - Full Day Image

There is something special about picking and eating fruit straight from the garden or allotment. This day course covers the growing requirements of a large range of fruit. You will also be given information of different cultivars for different situations and how best to care for your plants.

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September
08/09/2018

Garden Photography - Full Day

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Garden Photography - Full Day Image

Learn to photograph your garden with professional photographer and filmmaker Tom Wichelow. The Beeches, in all itís summer glory will provide the backdrop for a lovely day of photographic creativity.
Over the course of the day Tom will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to be able to harvest beautiful photographs from your own garden.

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13/09/2018

Hand Tied Bouquets - Half Day

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Hand Tied Bouquets - Half Day Image

The Beeches are delighted to welcome Georgia Miles from The Sussex Flower School who will teach this course. Suitable for all levels including beginners. Using flowers selected and prepared by Georgia from The Beeches Walled Garden, participants will learn the techniques required to create beautiful hand tied bouquets, and be given tips on how best to care for them. All materials will be provided and participants will take home their own beautiful English country bouquet.

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December
04/12/2018

Christmas Wreath Making - Half Day

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Christmas Wreath Making - Half Day Image

Learn how to make a traditional moss based wreath with Georgia Miles from The Sussex Flower School. Then decorate it with seasonal accessories: fresh foliage, cinnamon sticks, dried fruits, pine cones and ribbons. Participants take home their festive creation.

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11/12/2018

Christmas Wreath Making - Half Day

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Christmas Wreath Making - Half Day Image

Learn how to make a traditional moss based wreath with Georgia Miles from The Sussex Flower School. Then decorate it with seasonal accessories: fresh foliage, cinnamon sticks, dried fruits, pine cones and ribbons. Participants take home their festive creation.

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Full day courses

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Please arrive at 9.30am for a prompt 10.00am start.

Minimum 6 people, unless specified.

Full day courses will include all materials where relevant, refreshments and a 2 course lunch with optional wine.

Half  day courses

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm (Finishing time may vary)

Please arrive at 9.30am for a prompt 10.00am start.

Minimum 6 people, unless specified.

Half day courses will include all materials where relevant and refreshments.

If all 5 propagation courses are booked a 10% discount will be given.

The Beeches, Church Road,
Barcombe, East Sussex BN8 5TS

T 07771 655862
sand@thebeechesbarcombe.com