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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Winter Fair 2017

Come to our Winter Fair 2017. A festive treat for the whole family! Each year our events prove exciting and unique. We are expecting this one to deliver. Children’s activities, cakes, a present stall, hot food, refreshements and much more will be on offer! Sydenham Garden events run to raise money, enabling us to continue…

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A summery newsletter

Summer Newsletter Twice a year we produce a newsletter. Whilst it is impossible to capture everything that happens at Sydenham Garden, our Summer Newsletter gives you a glimpse into the Garden. Subscribers to our friends scheme receive a paper copy a few days before it is made available in electronic format. If you would like…

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We are recruiting!

We are recruiting a new Garden Project Lead SECTOR: Mental Health/Community/Social Care JOB TITLE: Garden Project Lead LOCATION: London Borough Lewisham, SE23 2LW SALARY: £24,000 pro rata HOURS: 21 per week (0.6 FTE) COMPANY NAME: Sydenham Garden CHARITY NUMBER: 1108100 Are you ready for something truly rewarding? We are looking for a responsible, compassionate and…

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De Frene Summer Festival 2017

  Come to our Summer Festival 2017. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all!   Get Tickets This is building on the success of last year’s first full festival at our new site. A wide range of activities, acts, bands, workshops and food has already been confirmed! Activities like craft and traditional green…

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15 years of a growing community

15 years of a growing community   The early days The meeting was very well attended – around 40 people if I remember correctly. The year was 2002 and the venue Sydenham Green Health Centre. The purpose – to discuss forming an association to provide gardening and creative activities for local people coping with serious…

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Bee Club at De Frene Market Garden

Bees have taken residency at De Frene, thanks to the Bee Club! Bees and pollinating insects are in steep decline. It is estimated that to pollinate human food requirements by hand in the UK would cost £1.9billion each year. At Sydenham Gardens Defrene site the charity is doing its best to help reverse the decline…

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Volunteering fun, fun for all ages!

Come along to our De Frene Road site for some volunteering fun, every third Saturday of the month 10:30 to 14:00 Each session has a theme. Previous themes have included orchard tree care, conservation and habitat development, or building infrastructure. The hope is that participants will be able to learn some handy skills while enjoying…

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