Open Day

Find out all about Sydenham Garden and our services March 19th, 11:00 to 14:00 Our Open Day is an opportunity for individuals and organisations that are interested in the history, the benefits, the evidence and the structure of our work. There will be key team members available throughout, including our founder Dr Jim Sikorski. The…

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We are recruiting a Garden Project Lead (Maternity Cover)

the deadline has passed for making an application, as such we are no longer accepting applications The Garden Project Lead will become an integral part of our team. We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and the role will be vital in ensuring the quality and success of our projects for co-workers recovery…

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Vacancy: Chair of trustees

Chair of Trustees Sydenham Garden wishes to appoint a Chair of Trustees to replace its founder as he steps down after a long period in post and as a new 3-year Plan is being developed. Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their…

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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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