We offer a series of seasonal horticultural and related courses at The Beeches Barcombe. Each course is presented by a lecturer with expertise in the specific subject.
19th March 2020 - Full day
Any successful growing relies on a good healthy soil and correct plant choice. During this course we will look at how to test soil to determine the soil type, (please bring in your own sample from your garden), and how to manage different soils as well as how to make good compost. We will also cover the other methods of feeding your plants as well as which plants grow best on different soils.
Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm
Please arrive at 9.30am for a prompt 10.00am start.
Full day courses will include all materials where relevant, refreshments and a 2 course lunch with wine.
12 places available
Laurie McMillan is a Sussex based professional gardener with over 25 years’ experience. During this time she also lectured for nine years at Plumpton College in East Sussex where she delivered a wide range of both practical and theoretical Horticulture courses. Laurie has an extensive knowledge of the care of plants and the conditions in which they flourish. She has the ability to share her knowledge in a passionate and caring way, bringing together her love of plants with her joy of teaching to create a learning experience that is informative, supportive and fun.
‘I am very excited about teaching courses at Beeches Barn. I have been a part of the development of the garden for 15 years and it is a fantastic environment in which to assist people in acquiring new skills and knowledge.’