The Beeches Barcombe National Garden Scheme Opening
Following the highly successful NGS late spring afternoon, come and enjoy The Beeches in its summer glory. The orchard is laden with apples, the summer berries are ripe and the cutting flowers are at their very best in the 300 year old walled garden, restored to its full magnificence by Sandy Coppen. The extensive pleasure garden has densely planted herbaceous borders, full of colour and variety, and a serene rose garden surrounding a fountain. These schemes are Sandy's imaginative creations, which she has nurtured over the last 15 years. Visitors can enjoy The Beeches at their leisure and are invited to relax with their friends in the grounds. There is no more delightful way to spend a July afternoon. Our delicious range of homemade cakes, complemented by tea or freshly pressed juice from our own apple trees, are always extremely popular. In October 2017, the walled garden of The Beeches was the subject of a magnificent film shown on BBC4, entitled 'A Year In An English Garden: Flicker+Pulse'. It was directed by Tom Wichelow (who is running our course in Garden Photography in September) and Brian McClave. Due to popular demand, a 50-minute DVD of this highly praised documentary will be available to purchase at the NGS opening, for just £10. Tea, with a selection of homemade cakes, will be served from the barn. All proceeds go to charity.
Church Road, Barcombe, BN8 5TS Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 July, 2 - 5pm