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Sydenham Garden is an award-winning charity providing gardening, nature conservation & creative opportunities for the well-being of local residents

Exciting Job Opportunity

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Annual General Meeting

Saturday 8th November at 11:00. For more information click here.

Big Lottery Fund

We are very pleased to announce funding for the next three years for our Growing Lives project. Read all about it:

Sydenham Garden wins Green Flag Award again

The award, given by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy, recognises and rewards the best green spaces across the country. A Green Flag flying overhead is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent facilities. More information click here.

Maudsley Charity

Sydenham Garden has worked in partership with the Maudsley Charity, they have provided us with funding and support for several of our projects. To find out more, please click on the link below:

Congratulations Catherine!

Volunteer Centre Lewisham held it's annual awards presentation for Lewisham volunteers earlier this month, and the winner in the Young Volunteer category was our own Catherine Williams (pictured top left). It was said that Catherine is one of the most dedicated volunteers in our Thursday and Friday Sow and Grow groups, she has shown great enthusiasm and is very patient and caring.

Short Courses

Please refer to the News and Events section or look at the calander for information on all our planned events.


We are currently looking for volunteer support in the garden and with arts and crafts. For more information please click here.

Sydenham Garden Autumn Newsletter

Find out what is going on at Sydenham Garden here.

Sydenham Garden Reports 2013

Friends Annual Report and Trustees' Financial Statement for the year ended 31st March 2013: Annual Report.pdf (2500KB) Financial Statement.pdf (500KB)

Sow and Grow

Run in partnership with MindCare and Lewisham PCT, Sydenham Garden offers programmes of therapeutic activities designed specifically to support people in Lewisham with early-onset dementia.  For more information please click here. We are currently looking for more volunteer support for these programmes. For more information please click here. Sow & Grow referral



Exciting New Post

Posted: 15 October 2014

We are looking to employ a Project Coordinator. For more information about this exciting opportunity click here: Jobs

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Annual General Meeting 8th November at 10:30

Posted: 11 October 2014

All friends are warmly invited to attend the meeting. For more information click here.

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Mindfulness Day: 1st November

Posted: 11 October 2014



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Circle Dancing

Posted: 17 September 2014

Circle Dancing for people with dementia and their carers. An eight week programme starting on Friday 31st October 2014. 15:00 - 16:30. For more information click here.

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Hand Made Felt Making Course

Posted: 23 August 2014

Three week course starting on Tuesday 21st October 14:00 to 16:00

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Download our Referral form

Download the new referral form (not Sow & Grow) in pdf format (145KB) or Word format (105KB).

You can also download our referral guidelines (pdf format), or read more on our website about making a referral.

De Frene Wild Flower Survey

A survey of the plants around the pond margins and wild flower area at the De Frene Road site. For more information click here.