Beekeeping workshop

Saturday 2nd June – two space available, 22nd September -places available. 2 to 3.30pm Whether you are considering keeping bees and want to know if it is for you, just fascinated in them as creatures or simply looking for something usual and exciting to do this course could be for you. In this one and…

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Spring Fair 2018: Glorious!

Our Spring Fair 2018: basking in glorious weather! On Saturday the 5th of May we held our Spring Fair 2018 at the Wynell Road site. The weather was gorgeous, which led to over 500 people coming through the door and more than £3000 pounds raised. The event kicked off with live saxophone music from May…

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Achievements are wide-ranging and significant

An exciting look at our achievements and challenges, as found through the 2016-17 Annual Evaluation. This year’s evaluation confirms that the level of mental distress suffered by those coming to Sydenham Garden is greater than we have previously recorded. This fact is not surprising in the light of well publicised societal stressors together with fewer…

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We are recruiting an Art & Craft Project Lead

The deadline for applications has passed An exciting opportunity to become Sydenham Garden’s Art & Craft Project lead has arisen! The Art & Craft Project Lead will become an integral part of our team. We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and the role will be vital in ensuring the quality and success…

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Snow time

The Beast From the East arrived and left a trail of peace and beauty in its wake! We’ve really enjoyed snow time here. It’s created some beautiful memories for people who braved the weather and made it to our gardens

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A very chilly newsletter!

winter newsletter 2017 Our newsletter is (finally) available! Just a few hitches along the way delayed production, but now here it is. We hope you enjoy reading To download your copy of the Winter Newsletter click here: Winter 2017 – Online vs Subscribers to our friends scheme receive a paper copy a few days before…

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Dementia Support Administrator (Voluntary)

Helping people with dementia to live well We are looking for a Dementia Support Administrator (voluntary) to support our Sow & Grow sessions. At Sydenham Garden, our Sow & Grow sessions aim to support people to live well with dementia. We use gardening, cooking and craft activities, as well as providing plenty of opportunities for…

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The Winter Fair, a chilly festive affair!

A crisp, beautiful, if a little chilly, festive event   On Saturday 25th November our Winter Fair once again provided some festive and chilly delights. The team had been busy preparing for months, and it didn’t disappoint. More than 300 people came through the door and over £2,500 was raised to help support our future…

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15th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar

  Our beautiful 15th Anniversary Commemorative Calendar is now available. Back in 2002, Sydenham Garden, the brainchild of a few local residents was born. Over the last 15 years a neglected nature reserve has turned into what we have today; not one, but two, thriving community gardens which preserve and care for the local nature…

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15k fundraising walk – a rambling success!

Green Spaces Walk, a rambling success! An intrepid bunch of ramblers from Sydenham Garden set out on 24th September! Not only did they manage to complete the route, they raised in excess of £4000 doing it! This ranks as quite possibly the most successful single fundraising event Sydenham Garden has ever put on. The walk…

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