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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Hannah Grows pays tribute to Sydenham Garden

Hannah Grows is an inspirational website and blog. It’s run by the creative Hannah Schlotter, encouraging people to garden and conserve, no matter (or despite) their experience. The most important garden in London Hannah came and visited us taking in some of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of what we offer. She spent time…

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Remembering Fanmail at Sydenham Garden

Fanmail at Sydenham Garden Over 4 Monday mornings in during the summer a group of 8-10 people gathered to learn to make fans; some were old friends of Sydenham Garden and others came specially for this workshop. There are so many kinds of fans, and we learned about folding, sticking and decorating. But these were…

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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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Planting Lettuce in the snow…

The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued planting out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme. The weather on Tuesday didn’t deter our Growing Lives group as we continued to plant out salad crops for the Sydenham Garden salad bag scheme. We’ve also been installing “Leaky Hose”…

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Garden Yourself Well

I had the privilege of answering some questions on behalf of Sydenham Garden from a reporter recently.  While I always find it quite difficult to really sum us up thoroughly, I always find myself quite humbled by what Sydenham Garden is and what we achieve, together.  I have this incredible honour of representing a quite…

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