Achievements are wide-ranging and significant

An exciting look at our achievements and challenges, as found through the 2016-17 Annual Evaluation. This year’s evaluation confirms that the level of mental distress suffered by those coming to Sydenham Garden is greater than we have previously recorded. This fact is not surprising in the light of well publicised societal stressors together with fewer…

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Spring Fair Time

It’s Spring Fair Time! May 5th, 11.00-15.00, 28a Wynell Road. Entrance is £1, or 50p for concessions. One of the most anticipated events of the Sydenham Garden calendar is here. Co-workers (beneficiaries) and volunteers have been working hard to create a sumptuous array of goodies, which will include cakes, hot food, a raffle, a prize…

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We are recruiting an Art & Craft Project Lead

The deadline for applications has passed An exciting opportunity to become Sydenham Garden’s Art & Craft Project lead has arisen! The Art & Craft 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…

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Snow time

The Beast From the East arrived and left a trail of peace and beauty in its wake! We’ve really enjoyed snow time here. It’s created some beautiful memories for people who braved the weather and made it to our gardens

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A very chilly newsletter!

winter newsletter 2017 Our newsletter is (finally) available! Just a few hitches along the way delayed production, but now here it is. We hope you enjoy reading To download your copy of the Winter Newsletter click here: Winter 2017 – Online vs Subscribers to our friends scheme receive a paper copy a few days before…

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Dementia Support Administrator (Voluntary)

Helping people with dementia to live well We are looking for a Dementia Support Administrator (voluntary) to support our Sow & Grow sessions. At Sydenham Garden, our Sow & Grow sessions aim to support people to live well with dementia. We use gardening, cooking and craft activities, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for…

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Willow Weaving Day

Willow Heaven   Come and learn the ancient craft of Willow Weaving in our Willow Heaven! Our experts will help you design and build your own construction. The whole day takes place in our beautiful market garden. Please bring a packed lunch, as only light refreshments will be provided. For more events and workshops go…

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Training 4 Weeks Mindfulness is simply awareness. Being fully present and aware of your actions, thoughts and feelings. It may seem too simple, but with practice, mindfulness can help you see challenges in a new light, tap into your creativity, and improve your response to stress. During this 2-hour weekly workshop, we will explore…

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The Winter Fair, a chilly festive affair!

A crisp, beautiful, if a little chilly, festive event   On Saturday 25th November our Winter Fair once again provided some festive and chilly delights. The team had been busy preparing for months, and it didn’t disappoint. More than 300 people came through the door and over £2,500 was raised to help support our future…

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15k fundraising walk – a rambling success!

Green Spaces Walk, a rambling success! An intrepid bunch of ramblers from Sydenham Garden set out on 24th September! Not only did they manage to complete the route, they raised in excess of £4000 doing it! This ranks as quite possibly the most successful single fundraising event Sydenham Garden has ever put on. The walk…

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