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

September
14/09/2017

Designing With Ornamental Grasses & Perennials - Full Day

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Designing With Ornamental Grasses & Perennials - Full Day Image

These decorative plants combine so well and can be the mainstay of borders for a considerable portion of the year. Selecting and combining these plants for maximum effect will be covered together with management and maintenance issues.

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October
05/10/2017

Autumn Interest - Half Day

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Autumn Interest - Half Day Image

Autumn could and should be a spectacular time in the garden. But, in many gardens it can be disappointing. Plants with wonderful autumn foliage tints will be discussed (including rarities) and also varieties with ornamental fruits, twigs, flowers and seed heads.

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12/10/2017

Propagation - Semi-Ripe Cuttings & Division - Half Day

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Propagation - Semi-Ripe Cuttings & Division - Half Day Image

In Autumn a wide range of evergreen shrubs are propagated by semi-ripe cuttings. At this time of year the majority of herbaceous plants need dividing, and we will cover different methods of division depending on the growth habit of the plant.

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Coming Soon - Floristry Courses

Harriet Nelson studied at Plumpton College and has been a qualified Florist since 2004. Since leaving college she has worked in Florists in Hove and Lewes.

Recently Harriet taught a number of 10 week courses at Brighton and Hove City College, only giving up to set up her own Wedding business ‘A Moment in Thyme’.

She has a great passion for flowers and is looking forward to running classes at Beeches Barn in 2017. There will be a number of courses running from Wedding Floristry to Christmas Wreath making.

The aim of the classes is for everyone to try their hand at Floristry and to have a fun filled experience and achieve something new.

We look forward to seeing you in 2017

Full day courses

Cost: £95.00 per person

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

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

Minimum 8 people – maximum 12 people on each course.

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

Half  day courses

Cost: £50.00 per person

Time: 10.00am – 1.00pm

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

Minimum 8 people – maximum 12 people on each course.

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