The Barn Garden
The garden of the Beanacre Barn is a particularly outstanding feature.
We are keen gardeners and have developed it in a contemporary cottage garden style. There are climbing roses on the high walls and the planting in the wide borders includes a range of perennials designed to provide interest and colour through the spring, summer and autumn seasons.
The garden is exclusively for your enjoyment during your stay in the Beanacre Barn and is a beautiful and peaceful place in which to unwind. We provide garden furniture on the sheltered patio for al fresco eating and relaxing.
With grass meadows on all sides the garden is rich in wildlife. The resident pair of pheasants visit regularly and a wide selection of birds, ranging from goldfinches to buzzards, are to be seen in garden and the surrounding area.
Last year our visitors enabled us to contribute £1000 to the care charities supported by the NGS.
"Gardening really can make a difference! "
Open Garden Days at Church Farm House & Beanacre Barn for the NGS
This is our 11th year of opening our garden under the National Garden Scheme (NGS) and it is gratifying to be able report that we are still receiving many visitors; some from surprising distances and it is particularly pleasing to see the many who re-visit.
Thank you all for your support for the NGS which in turn supports so many vital care charities.
Last year, following a relatively mild and not too wet winter, spring came early with the result that we enjoyed a quite stunning and long lasting display from our roses on the high garden walls. There have been years in the past when we might have believed those who told us "you can't grow roses on the Mendip Hills" but the beautiful show we enjoyed last June was very rewarding and truly inspiring.
Our 6 Open Days in June (3), July (2) and August (1) were well attended. So, with the help of a number of 'by appointment' visits by garden tours and local clubs etc, a total of over 300 have visited the garden this year.
You are most welcome to visit our garden on our Open Days or by appointment. Our details are on the Contact Us page of this website or in the NGS Yellow Book under Church Farm House.
To find out more, visit the NGS website.