Green Flag Awards 2021

Sydenham Garden flies the flag as one of the country’s best parks & green spaces.   In a record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award, as the scheme marks its Silver Jubilee, Sydenham Garden is one of 2127 celebrating success today.     Today, Sydenham Garden is raising a Green Flag Community Award which recognises…

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Saturday Plant Sale

We haven’t been able to hold our usual spring and winter fairs or summer festivals, which has been a huge loss in income but has also meant that we have LOADS OF BRILLIANT PLANTS FOR SALE! We would like to invite you to come along to our front courtyard at our Wynell Rd garden for…

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We’re recruiting!

  PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS HAVE NOW CLOSED We are seeking a talented and passionate Director to take the organisation’s work into its next phase. The new Director will be central in leading it, shaping its plans and growing the organisation. They will oversee a staff of 12+, over 70 volunteers and 120 co-workers. We are…

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Autumn Winter Newsletter

Catch up on all the latest from Sydenham Garden in our regular newsletters. Find out what we’ve been up to lately in our most recent issue, Autumn Winter 2020.      Autumn Winter Newsletter 2020

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Sydenham Garden Celebrates Green Flag Award

Record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get international quality mark From mid-October, parks and green spaces across the country have been able to raise their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep….

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Black Lives Matter

                Black Lives Matter to us at Sydenham Garden. Our Community is diverse and we see first-hand how inequality and injustice can lead to black people being marginalised and forced into experiencing poverty, isolation and mental ill health. A huge part of our work is about making nature,…

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Three Hearty Cheers for our great Volunteers!

We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We are thrilled with this honour and what it represents for our amazing team of volunteers.  90 volunteers help with us with our work here, many of whom have moved through the project…

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Sessions Suspended

  All normal sessions at Sydenham Garden will be suspended until early July, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Our team continues to work remotely – supporting our co-workers in different ways, as well as collaborating with community partners in Lewisham to get help to the most vulnerable in the borough. We are still accepting…

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Social Prescribing Day 2020

            We are celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay at Sydenham Garden. Social prescribing is a holistic approach to health and wellbeing which supports referrals from health professionals to non-clinical services. Sydenham Garden has used a Social Prescribing approach since we first lay down our roots in 2002, as our founder Jim Sikorski, a…

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Winter Fair Update

Our most successful Winter Fair so far! The cold, damp weather didn’t put off over 330 visitors coming to our annual Winter Fair who generously spent over £3700 on the various stalls and activities. This will be the most we’ve raised at a Winter Fair. All proceeds help us support local people attending our projects…

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