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Our Team

Our Team


Beth Jaichand


Beth has worked in the voluntary sector for 16 years, both in the UK and abroad. She has experience in leadership, strategic planning and project and people management. She joined Sydenham Garden in 2021 and is passionate about the positive impact gardening and creative activities has on health and wellbeing.


Ollie Moss

Head of Services

Ollie has 15 years’ experience of leading and co-designing community programmes that have created positive change for disadvantaged and vulnerable groups of people. He has additional experience in project and people management as well as working with people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. Ollie has a passion for the outdoors and believes strongly in the positive effect gardening and connecting with nature have on our health and wellbeing.

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Charlotte Dove

Garden Project Lead

Charlotte is experienced in community gardening and therapeutic horticulture. She has successfully designed and delivered many community-based and therapy horticultural projects.


Rosie Hollands


Rosie volunteered with us for before becoming our Dementia Project Lead. She is a horticultural therapist, and trained in arts-based reminiscence.


Lauren Goddard

ⓜ.ⓤ.ⓓ Project Facilitator

Lauren started out as a co-worker at Sydenham Garden, where she found a love for horticulture, and became a volunteer in the Garden project. She is a gardener, and is involved in other community growing projects.

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Jane McKay

Practical Organic Gardening Worker

Jane brings a broad range of experience to her role at Sydenham Garden, including her work as a qualified horticulturist and her background in Psychology.

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David Lloyd

Growing Lives Project Coordinator

David has a horticultural background and has spent many of his years teaching the use of alternative technology.

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Sekha Hall

Environmental Education & Biodiversity Officer

Sekha was originally referred to Sydenham Garden as a co-worker. After a few years he became a volunteer and then in 2015 became a paid member of the team. He is experienced in the caring profession and has a wealth of horticultural and conservation knowledge.


Jo Vallis

Art & Craft Project Lead

Jo is a qualified Art Psychotherapist. She also has a background in education and community arts.


Rachael Tyndall

Outreach & Development Worker

Rachael volunteered on our Growing Lives project, before working as Garden Project Lead during Charlotte’s maternity leave. Rachael has a background in human rights and refugee organisations.


Vani Niranjan

Finance Manager

Vani is a qualified accountant with over 20 years of experience working in finance. She possesses a wide range of knowledge gained from working in both the private and charity sectors. She has a passion for horticulture and therapeutic gardening.

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Steve Prowse

Business & Premises Manager

Steve is an engineer by trade and deals with our events, hire of our gardens, corporate volunteering and general premises management.

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The Volunteer Team

When the project began in 2003, Sydenham Garden was run exclusively by volunteers, local residents and a number of staff from Sydenham Green Health Centre.

Volunteers continue to play the most vital role in leading and delivering our services to the community today and are very much at the centre of the team.