Tesco Bags of Help – We’re shortlisted!

Sydenham Garden has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative! Vote in Tesco stores 31st October – 13th November to help us win the top prize. Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork on its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see…

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Volunteering at SG- We need you!

Volunteering is good for you! A fact evidenced by the many studies that led to it being included in the NHS choices Livewell programme. Another fact is that it’s good for Sydenham Garden. According to our 2015/16 Annual Evaluation volunteering is worth a minimum of £168,777 to the organisation. Even on its own this is…

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Beautiful creations from Art & Craft

Beautiful creations Co-workers (beneficiaries) in our Art & Craft project have produced some gorgeous work over the past year People are referred to the Art & Craft project to help in their recovery from significant illness. During the 12 months in the group co-workers get the opportunity to learn many different crafts.. In the past…

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Summer Festival fun, in the wind, rain and sun!

The dust has settled on shin-dig that will live long in our memory. Having historically run fete type events, this was our first step into the world of entertainment. Yes: this was Festival fun

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Mindfulness Class – Starts September

MINDFULNESS CLASS WHAT IS MINDFULNESS TRAINING AND, WHAT CAN THE CLASSES DO FOR ME? Mindfulness involves learning to pay attention and to wisely work with our thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions. The practice is learned through simple meditation exercises, through which you eventually come to bring a richer awareness and presence into your daily life….

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Health and Gardens, an increasing profile

Gardening Your Way to Health by Mary-Claire Mason is in this weeks Nursing Standard journal. It features Sydenham Garden and the link between health and gardens. Sydenham Green Group Practice started Sydenham Garden and patients continue to be referred to our projects. Gardening Your Way to Health references this partnership and our work in response…

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De Frene Summer Festival, let’s celebrate!

Come to our Community Market Garden Summer Festival. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all! This year we have decided to have our first full festival at our new site, and we believe it is going to be a cracker. With a range of exciting activities like: craft and traditional green wood working,…

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Only 18 days to go until the De Frene Summer Festival …

There has been a lot happening at our De Frene Market Garden site over the last couple of months, and there are only 18 days to go until the festival Our bees are settling in well in preperation for the festival. We’ve been learning all the essentials of bee-keeping under the watchful eye of our…

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De Frene summer close up photos

Summer close up photos from our De Frene site These stunning summer close up photos were taken by a co-worker on their mobile phone. De Frene really is in full bloom right now.

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Sydenham Garden named as one of the best in Britain

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,600 across the UK. Sydenham Garden in Lewisham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The green space is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today…

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