The Winter Fair 2018 and no rain!

A beautiful, and dry, festive event   On Saturday 24th November our Winter Fair 2018 provided many delights. Despite heavy rains over night the event was dry! Our busy team pulled out all the stops this year, preparring for months in advance. More than 350 people came through the door and over £2,500 was raised…

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Pond News

Pond News Our big project in the Wynell Road garden this year has been renovating the pond and its surrounding area. We spent the winter months planning how we would like the new pond to look and the work began in earnest during the cold month of February. After pumping out the existing water we…

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Winter Fair 2018

Join Us For A Barrel Of Festive Fun at our Winter Fair 2018 Buy some Gifts – Win the Raffle – eat Gorgeous Cakes, Taste our Fabulous Food, there will be Activities for your children and so much more! We look forward to seeing you at: Sydenham Garden Resource Centre, 28a Wynell Road, SE23 2LW…

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Jo Starts as Art & Craft Project Lead

Jo starts as our new Art & Craft Project Lead Jo writes: “Hello! My name is Jo and I am the new Project Lead for Art and Craft at Sydenham Garden. During the last few years I have worked teaching art to groups in both schools and for charities. As an art therapist I have…

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Growing Lives News!

Good Growing Lives news! The Big Lottery Reaching Communities Fund will be funding our Growing Lives project for the next 3 years! This was the final piece of the financial puzzle, after commitments from a number of other funders towards the project. This welcome news means the project will continue for at least another 3…

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Thanking Sarah

Thanking Sarah Sarah retired in May after 16 years of leading Art & Craft at Sydenham Garden. A momentous effort that has ensured the project’s continuation for years to come. Words really could not do justice to her contribution which went from the ‘original volunteer’ at Sydenham Green Group Practice, to leading sessions in a…

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Sow & Grow a stand-out project

Sow & Grow Our standout project, Sow & Grow, provides over 40 people with dementia social and therapeutic activity each week. Underpinning horticulture, craft, arts and reminiscence with Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST) (see: http://www.cstdementia.com/), the project has gained national recognition for the positive difference it makes. Recently a daughter of one co-worker said: “Thank you…

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“The Earth is a generous friend”

BBC 2 air film about Sydenham Garden on Gardeners’ World We are really pleased with how the film crew captured Sydenham Garden and how well our team came across. After introductions from Monty Don and Flo Headlam our founder Dr Jim Sikorski describes our work and why he wanted to prescribe gardening for his patients….

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Gardeners’ World visit our community

BBC 2 to air film about Sydenham Garden on Gardeners’ World A film will be shown on the BBC Friday 12th October 2018 at 9pm(catch up on the BBC Iplayer). Spending time with our Co-workers, (beneficiaries who have been referred to us) Flo Headlam (about Flo) sought to understand the difference horticulture has made to…

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3 year plan 2019 to 2021

We are aware that funding for services like ours is constantly changing. To secure funding our ideas for the future need to fit with the plans set out by NHS and Social Care funders and also the aims of charitable foundations who offer grants to organisations providing services to people with mental health challenges. At…

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