We are recruiting!

We are recruiting a new Garden Project Lead SECTOR: Mental Health/Community/Social Care JOB TITLE: Garden Project Lead LOCATION: London Borough Lewisham, SE23 2LW SALARY: £24,000 pro rata HOURS: 21 per week (0.6 FTE) COMPANY NAME: Sydenham Garden CHARITY NUMBER: 1108100 Are you ready for something truly rewarding? We are looking for a responsible, compassionate and…

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The BIG 15th Anniversary Raffle!

The BIG 15th Anniversary Raffle! With 15 years now gone by since Sydenham Garden’s inception, we look to the future with the hope that the charity will continue to flourish for 15, 50 and 100+ years to come! With this in mind, we have decided to hold a large raffle to help to raise money…

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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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Spring Fair 2017, fun for everyone!

  Spring Fair 2017   On Saturday the 6th of May we held our annual spring fair at the Wynell Road site. The fair was our most successful yet; with over 800 people through the door and more than £3000 pounds raised. The event kicked off with live saxophone music from Crook on the veranda,…

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Bee Club at De Frene Market Garden

Bees have taken residency at De Frene, thanks to the Bee Club! Bees and pollinating insects are in steep decline. It is estimated that to pollinate human food requirements by hand in the UK would cost £1.9billion each year. At Sydenham Gardens Defrene site the charity is doing its best to help reverse the decline…

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Volunteering fun, fun for all ages!

Come along to our De Frene Road site for some volunteering fun, every third Saturday of the month 10:30 to 14:00 Each session has a theme. Previous themes have included orchard tree care, conservation and habitat development, or building infrastructure. The hope is that participants will be able to learn some handy skills while enjoying…

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The Charity Film Awards – Thank you for voting!

We were shortlisted! A huge thank you to all who voted. We made it into the final 10 out of 480. Unfortunately the judges decided we were not to be in the final 5. Sydenham Garden is in the Charity Film Awards – Voting now closed! In 2015 Matt Carvosso produced a wonderful short film…

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Festive Cheer With Our Reindeer!

The Christmas Fair was full of festive cheer! (and some wooden crafted reindeer!) A wonderful time was had on Saturday. It was our annual Christmas Fair! An event put on to welcome people into our gardens. A great chance for co-workers (beneficiaries) and volunteers to showcase their work. It’s a chance for people to enjoy…

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The Winter Newsletter, brrrrrrrr!

winter newsletter 2016 It is always a pleasure to present our newsletter. This month is no exception. It’s full of encouraging stories and glimpses into our work, and we really hope you enjoy reading it. To download your copy of the Winter Newsletter click here: winter newsletter 2016 Subscribers to our friends scheme receive a…

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Beautiful Willow Lanterns

Our Growing Lives Project have been busy making beautiful Willow Lanterns. As dusk comes earlier and earlier this time of year the need for lighting became pressing. Last year we installed bright LED lights powered by solar. This year we’ve made them much more pleasing to the eye! Much more than just aesthetics! There is…

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