Over the past 18 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.

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 at The Beeches. Each course will be presented by a lecturer with expertise in the specific subject.

Upcoming Courses

June
20/06/2019

Container Growing - Full Day

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Container Growing - Full Day Image

Container growing is increasing in popularity as the range of plants used has widened over the recent years. Gone are the days of stuffing a few Busy Lizzies in a pot, now there is a large choice of flowering and edible plants to choose from. During the day we will look at what makes a good container display by exploring compatible colour and leaf combinations. You will plant up a container and be given advice on how to care for the plants to produce the best possible display.

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27/06/2019

The Edible Potager Garden - Full Day

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The Edible Potager Garden - Full Day Image

Not everyone has the space in their garden to set aside a separate area for fruit and vegetable growing. This day course covers the principles of how to create a beautiful Potager garden where ornamental and edible plants are grown together. You will return home with inspirational ideas on improving the productivity of your own garden.

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July
04/07/2019

A Year in our Garden - Full Day

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A Year in our Garden - Full Day Image

A ten month course held on the first Thursday of each month (excluding January and August). People can join at any time of the year.
This exciting new course covers a range of topics to include;
Pruning and training
A range of propagation methods
Design principles
Vegetable and fruit growing plus many other subjects.
Our aim is to provide a supportive, fun and inspiring course set in the stunning grounds of The Beeches.

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06/07/2019

Garden Design Day - Full Day

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Garden Design Day - Full Day Image

The garden design day will explain how design can be used in the garden and help to answer questions like: Just how important is the position of the sun and what do the principles of design mean when it comes to having lots of ideas?

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11/07/2019

How does your garden grow? - Full Day

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How does your garden grow? - Full Day Image

Have you ever wanted to know more about how the plants in your garden grow?
Well now you can.
This is a basic botany course looking at how plants grow and develop. During the day we will be looking at the structure and function of roots, stems, flowers and leaves and, most importantly, transferring that knowledge into practical advice on how best to care for our plants. This is going to be a fun day with lots of practical activities; no prior science knowledge is required.

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18/07/2019

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 of a wide range of fruit. You will also be given information on different cultivars for different situations and how best to care for your plants.

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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