Defrenefest 2019 – A joyous day out in the sunshine

Sydenham Garden’s summer festival at our market garden site on De Frene Road gets bigger and better every year, and 2019 was no exception.  Thanks to months of planning by our dedicated team, and an overwhelming amount of goodwill and support on the day from our co-workers and volunteer groups, the day was a brilliant…

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Cator Road 2019 Plant Sale

Plant Sale a HUGE success Many thanks to all of you who came to the Cator Road Plant Sale on Saturday 18th May. The weather stayed dry and over 500 people came to buy plants, drink tea and eat scrumptious cakes. We raised over £3000 for Sydenham Garden with the remaining proceeds going to the…

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A Springing Success!

Our Spring Fair 2019 on 11th May was a fantastic day. Well over 550 people came along to enjoy a fabulous barbecue, tasty pancakes and great company. Our fabulous volunteers provided wonderful stalls, with a great array of plants, cakes and books flying off the shelves. We had one or two spring showers to dodge…

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Spring Fair

Come along to our annual Springtime Fair for a brilliant day of fun! Spring Fair 11th May 11:00 to 15:00 at 28a Wynell Road, SE23 2LW You can expect springtime activities like a plant sale, homemade produce including chutneys and jams, a BBQ, children’s crafts, the now famous cake stall, live music and a whole…

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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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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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DeFreneFest18 SE26’s very own festival

DeFreneFest18, SE26’s very own festival! Saturday 18th August saw #DeFreneFest18 once again rocking SE26. Still young after debuting in 2016, this year’s event built on what’s been good and made it even better. More than 400 people came through the door and just over £3,600 was taken. Music The Green Tomatoes Stage line up was…

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Honey harvest number one and the decline of bees

Honey Whether we realise it or not, we all have a taste for the sweet stuff.   2 years after fulfilling an ambition to manage beehives, we have had our first Honey Harvest. And boy was it a successful one!   Some background A great global mystery has perplexed many recently.  More honey is sold than…

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#DeFreneFest18

  #DeFreneFest18, Come to our Summer Festival 2018. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all!   Get Tickets A wide range of activities, acts, bands, talks, demos, and lovely food have already been confirmed! Activities like crafts. arts (both a communal and solo, “Have a go zone”, games, face painting, getting up close…

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