De Frene Summer Festival, let’s celebrate!

Come to our Community Market Garden Summer Festival. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all! This year we have decided to have our first full festival at our new site, and we believe it is going to be a cracker. With a range of exciting activities like: craft and traditional green wood working,…

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Only 18 days to go until the De Frene Summer Festival …

There has been a lot happening at our De Frene Market Garden site over the last couple of months, and there are only 18 days to go until the festival Our bees are settling in well in preperation for the festival. We’ve been learning all the essentials of bee-keeping under the watchful eye of our…

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Fan Mail Launch

Fan Mail Launch …..is a fan with a message. Make beautiful fans and use them to send messages to friends, family, the famous, the departed. On Sunday July 3rd, led by Artists Sue Mayo and Mia Harris, you can learn to make a gorgeous, decorated fan that contains a message for someone, somewhere or something…

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Kitchen Garden Workshops

A Four Part Summer Workshop for Young People and their Parents and Guardians We are running a four part workshop for young people between 10 & 16 years old to attend with their parent or guardian. A great opportunity for you to spend quality time together in a stress-free and fun environment, and also learn…

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Plants, Food and Health. A one day workshop, 25th June

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden Come to Sydenham Garden’s De Frene garden to learn the pleasure of using plants and foods for health! Medical herbalists Alex Laird and Gina Webley of Living Medicine will guide you through this practical introduction to: • Focus on the foundations of self care, what it…

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Capital Growth Network Get Together

Join us on Wednesday 8 June for a Capital Growth network get together. We’ll have workshops on horticulture therapy and practicing mindfulness in the garden, tours of Sydenham Garden’s new De Frene growing site and a chance to hear from Capital Growth about upcoming projects and initiatives. There will also be plenty of time to…

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Mindfulness Day – 4th June

MINDFULNESS DAY A time to stop and pause! Experts tell us that pausing several times during the day to reframe our thoughts will truly allow us to live our best life But do we know HOW to do this? Our one day Mindfulness Workshop will provide you with some of the tools to: Meditate De-stress…

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Bees have arrived and safely moved in

The bees have arrived! Many people from across our organisation turned up to witness them being installed into their new hive. Here we are checking they are healthy and finding the Queen. We have been lucky enough to have Jeff volunteer as our Bee mentor. Here he is explaining that bees respond to mood and…

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A very Summery Spring Fair

Our annual Spring Fair was a huge success this year, enjoying gorgeous sunshine, a blossoming garden and attended by over 400 members of the public. We had many delights to sample throughout the day! They included our very own Elvis, Rob Smiths Music Group, Craft Activities, plenty of food and refreshments, stalls selling our homemade…

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Spring Newsletter

Spring Newsletter Twice a year we produce a newsletter. Whilst it is impossible to capture everything that happens at Sydenham Garden, our Spring 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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