Plant Sale Sell Out!

Update …….🪴🌱Plant Sale SOLD OUT!!! 🌱🪴 Thanks to everyone who has contacted Sue over the past few days. She has been inundated with orders and it’s a clean sweep sell out. Lovely to think about all the plants going to new gardens and greening up South East London.     If you’ve ever been lucky…

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In Loving Memory of Micky, Sydenham Garden’s Therapy Dog

Sadly our beloved therapy dog Micky was diagnosed with a terminal illness and was recently put to sleep before he could be in any pain or distress. He began his journey to Sydenham Garden as a scared rescue dog who had to learn to be a pet. Once he gained confidence from being in a…

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Sydenham Garden Celebrates Green Flag Award

Record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get international quality mark From mid-October, parks and green spaces across the country have been able to raise their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep….

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Black Lives Matter

                Black Lives Matter to us at Sydenham Garden. Our Community is diverse and we see first-hand how inequality and injustice can lead to black people being marginalised and forced into experiencing poverty, isolation and mental ill health. A huge part of our work is about making nature,…

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Blossom

  Thanks to Lauren, our amazing Garden Project volunteer, for sending in her images and thoughts on blossom and Spring.  We look forward to gardening with you again soon, Lauren. Spring has me dumbfounded. Its colour, its scent, its longer light; its life.  A change that’s so merrily welcome has been completely surrounded by changes that…

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Sessions Suspended

  All normal sessions at Sydenham Garden will be suspended until early July, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Our team continues to work remotely – supporting our co-workers in different ways, as well as collaborating with community partners in Lewisham to get help to the most vulnerable in the borough. We are still accepting…

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Social Prescribing Day 2020

            We are celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay at Sydenham Garden. Social prescribing is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing which supports referrals from health professionals to non-clinical services. Sydenham Garden has used a Social Prescribing approach since we first lay down our roots in 2002, as our founder Jim Sikorski, a…

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Checking on the Tomatoes

At the time of writing, it seems I am a gardener. Green? Yes. Still reluctant? Perhaps slightly, though more with the tag than the forks and trowels… I’ve never been a big fan of labels. But seriously? A Gardener? Well why not? My name is Jon… I am currently in my third season as a…

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Sow & Grow Animated!

Thanks to the wonderful filmmaker, Katy Milner, our Sow & Grow co-workers have created an animated film, which was shown as part of the recent Age Against the Machine festival in Lewisham. We wanted to make a beautiful film to show the positive and remarkable achievements that come about in the Sow & Grow groups…

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Co-worker Focus

Growing Lives Co-worker I was referred by my Psychotherapist. I have always enjoyed gardening and wanted to do something that would help my mental health as I struggle with ups and downs. Being part of the group and being around other people has really helped me, I have been able to build relationships with people…

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