Sydenham Gardens Annual Spring Fair is here!

Yes, the open day you’ve all been waiting for is finally here: our annual Spring Fair! This is a real highlight on the Sydenham Garden calendar, and not to be missed! Entrance is just £1, 50p for concessions, and doors open at 11.00 on Saturday May 7th. Our various projects have been working hard to…

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Sing it Out

A huge thank you to Sydenham Singers, who as part of the Sing out for Christmas group managed to raise us £600! Sydenham Singers and Sydenham Garden have had a long standing partnership for over 4 years now, and we are so grateful for their support. Sydenham Singers (London) is an independent community choir working…

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Community Volunteering Day

Community Volunteering Days are back! After a short winter break we are back with our regular volunteering day on the third Saturday of each month. For more information about these fun-filled, food-filled days see: http://www.sydenhamgarden.org.uk/event/community-volunteer-day-2/2016-02-20/

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Mindfulness at Sydenham Garden

We are really excited to be introducing a new Mindfulness course at Sydenham Garden!   Mindfulness can help to: lower stress levels; provide emotional balance; develop a stronger focus, and; shape our understanding of happiness You are invited to join us on an 8 week course to help develop some tools to deal with issues that arise in our daily lives….

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Grower Volunteer Wednesdays!

Come along to our De Frene Road site for a weekly day of helping out and having fun! Grower Volunteer Wednesdays’ 10:30 to 15:00 If you are interested you will have the opportunity to help out with the sustainable enterprise aspects of the Growing Lives project. Each Wednesday there will be a mixture of horticultural and light building/DIY…

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Christmas Wreaths were a huge success

Our annual wreath making workshop, run by the very able team of Sue & Sarah and other volunteers was a huge success this year 17 people made their very own stunning decoration during a day which has become so popular that it books out within minutes! The completed pieces drew comments like: “It’s better than…

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Fair raises more money than ever before!

Our annual Christmas Fair raised a whopping £1700 and was attended by over 200 members of the public. The Christmas Fair is traditionally our smallest and least attended event, yet this year more people came and more money was raised than ever before! We had some wonderful decorations being hand made to order, Christmas Hampers bursting…

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Sing Out For Christmas!

Sing Out For Christmas is being put on by the four Lewisham “Sing Out” choirs, one of which is our very own Sydenham Singers!  The event is shaping up to be lots of festive fun, but what makes it even more special is that proceeds are being donated to Sydenham Garden. The concert will be held…

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Christmas Concert

Each year the Elm singers have held a Christmas Concert on behalf of Sydenham Garden.  This year is no exception!  Come along for classical arrangements, mince pies and other refreshments, all in the majestic setting of St John the Evangelist, 62 E Dulwich Rd, London SE22 9AT.  The concert will be held on Friday 11th December at…

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Weekly Salad Bags (our veg box scheme) from Growing Lives

This Wednesday (25th Nov) we will launch our weekly Salad Bags, our version of a veg box scheme, produced at Growing Lives Currently this scheme is fully subscribed. We aim to increase capacity and take new customers in March After 10 months of hard work everyone here at Growing Lives are very excited to announce we will…

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