Sussex Gardens Open 2018

Sussex Gardens Open in Barcombe and North Chailey – April, June and July 2018

Explore the fascinating grounds at Banks Farm off Boast Lane in Barcombe on Sunday 8th April. These intriguing private grounds span nine acres and are home to extensive lawns, enchanting woodland, and orchards all set around the lake, teeming with wildlife.

Stunning gardens and a rich tapestry of flowers and herbaceous borders at Holford ManorNorth Chailey are open for two days on Sunday 3rd June* and Sunday 8th July. Here you’ll also find rare sheep grazing in the meadow, resident geese, and in the distance, you might just see the bees working to make honey which will be available to buy.

*On Sunday 3rd June, don’t miss the special Bird of Prey ‘Owl Display’ at Holford Manor from Owls Out and About.

Both Sussex gardens are local treasures that you won’t want to miss and are perfect days out for family and friends. Fresh tea and coffee with homemade delicious cakes will be on sale at both Open Gardens. All profits donated to The Bevern Trust.

 

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Banks Farm, Barcombe

 

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Holford Manor, North Chailey

Banks Farm

Boast Lane, Barcombe BN8 5DY

Date: Sunday 8th April

Open: 11am – 4pm

Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult

Access: At least half of grounds accessible by wheelchair

Note: No dogs, delicious home-made cake and fresh tea on sale

Holford Manor

North Chailey, BN8 4DU

Date: Sunday 3rd June and Sunday 8th July

Open: 11am – 4pm

Entry: £5pp, Children free with accompanying adult

Access: Stone and grass paths suitable for wheelchairs

Note: No dogs, home-made cake and fresh tea on sale


Hurst College A* Garden Makeover

Hurst College A* Garden Makeover gets top marks!

Students from Hurstpierpoint College spent the day in The Bevern Trust garden on the 23rd June, ‘digging for disability’.

The team from Hurst College spent Friday 23rd June tidying up the grounds at Sussex disability charity The Bevern Trust, making the gardens look great in time for summer. Students worked incredibly hard throughout the day, transforming the borders, getting rid of the weeds and giving the outside spaces some real TLC.

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Hurst College Digging for Disability

Many of the students also spent time in the afternoon with residents at Bevern View, joining in with activities, reading stories and getting involved.

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Hurst College Students at The Bevern Trust

Residents at our home Bevern View love to have visitors and all the students from Hurst were so enthusiastic, friendly and so positive about helping in the garden or getting involved in activities.

Our thanks go to everyone from Hurst College for their time and to the Teachers and coordinators for making it possible… We look forward to seeing you again next year!

If your school has the opportunity to get involved with local charities like The Bevern Trust, we would love to hear from you. You can come and get involved at our home, volunteer or come for work experience, or we can come to you and hold an assembly in your school that inspires your fellow students and gets everyone talking about disability in an engaging inclusive way. Call 01273 021241 or email info@beverntrust.org for more information.


Could you donate a ride on lawn mower

COULD YOU DONATE AN OLD RIDE ON LAWN MOWER.
Its a strange request, but we need a ride on lawnmower, we don’t care how old or the condition as long as it works. Do you know someone who is downsizing their house or maybe upgrading their ‘ride-on’ and has one they could donate.
We are at the beginning of a new project and you could help.
Our new site that we hope to develop soon, for people with profound disabilities, has a very large unkempt garden that we spent all of the past two days clearing with our marvellous volunteers. However we need to keep the grounds maintained and the easiest way would be to use an old ride on mower to keep everything under control.
Help us help people with profound disabilities, your old ride on lawnmower can make a real difference right now. Our aim is to give families coping with profound disabilities hope and reassurance. Some times this starts with the smallest thing like cutting the grass.


A Sensory Garden

sensory garden could provide outside space in which, Residents of Bevern View in Barcombe, East Sussex  could spend precious time with their families. Right now thats impossible because there is no outside garden space they can use.

Our Cause

People with profound disabilities at Bevern View will feel an immediate benefit from a new sensory garden in which they can experience person-centred care with the freedom of being connected to the natural world. An area of tarmac and concrete (25m x 15m) is in urgent need of revitalising to give our residents a more positive and pleasurable environment in which to live.

Your Help

As a charity ,The Bevern Trust need your help to raise an estimated £46,700 to transform this area in to a garden of both tranquility and stimulation for people with complex needs.

 

Planning & survey and removal of hardstanding and tarmac:………………………………………………………£ 8750
Design and prepare foundations for a garden allowing access for all and reinforcing boundary wall: .£ 4350
Foundations, materials (sensory garden plants) and labour:……………………………………………………….£26,000
Furniture and sheltered areas for carers and families, sensory garden materials,
water feature and replacement fence:………………………………………………………………………………………£ 7600
…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Total:   £46,700

Help us transform this area in to a space for our residents to enjoy and spend precious moments with family and friends.

We aim to secure funding for the sensory garden through grant making organisations but it is anticipated that we will need to raise at least £16,000 through voluntary donations.

To donate and for more information visit www.beverntrust.org/cause or call 01273 400752

Impact on Bevern View

Bevern View provides a loving home for nine people with profound disabilities and two beds for vital respite care.

Our vision is to create an environment where residents have more opportunity and freedom to access outside space, something which many of us take for granted.
A specifically designed garden will play an important role in helping our residents improve motor skills, encourage communication and stimulate

sensory awareness.

Outcome for Residents

  • –  The sensory garden will support residents and their families in having the opportunity to enjoy a closer connection to nature
  • –  Provide visual and tangible elements that they might feel, taste the food we could grow, and flowers they can smell and see
  • –  A sensory garden will give the residents of
    Bevern View a place where they feel safe and secure
  • –  Encouraging interaction with each other and the wider community by engaging more volunteers and businesses to support the project

 

To donate and for more information visit givey.com or call 01273 400752