A very Summery Spring Fair

Our annual Spring Fair was a huge success this year, enjoying gorgeous sunshine, a blossoming garden and attended by over 400 members of the public. We had many delights to sample throughout the day! They included our very own Elvis, Rob Smiths Music Group, Craft Activities, plenty of food and refreshments, stalls selling our homemade…

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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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The Chicken coop has arrived!

Last week we had a great time assembling our new chicken coop at our De Frene Site We hope to get our first chickens by the end of May. We will mainly be getting rescued battery farm hens but are also planning to get a couple of Buff Orpingtons, a heritage breed local to this…

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We are recruiting

This recruitment is now closed Job Advert: Caretaker. About Us: Sydenham Garden is a charity that aims to help people recover from mental illness and other significant illnesses through an inclusive and welcoming environment, and offers a range of therapeutic creative activities. We provide a variety of services for the community. This is currently done…

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Community Volunteering Day

Community Volunteering Days are back! After a short winter break we are back with our regular volunteering day on the third Saturday of each month. For more information about these fun-filled, food-filled days see: http://www.sydenhamgarden.org.uk/event/community-volunteer-day-2/2016-02-20/

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We are recruiting

  The deadline for applications has now closed   We are currently recruiting for an Outreach and Development Worker Are you ready for something truly rewarding? We are looking for a versatile and enthusiastic individual to maintain links with our referrers, assess referrals, and help co-workers (the name we give our service users) improve their…

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Sydenham Garden: A Case Study

A Case Study In 2013 we were the subject of a case study by our friends at Sustain. This year they’ve updated it to reflect our current position.  If you’d like to have a  read please follow the link. http://www.sustainweb.org/publications/growing_health_case_study_sydenham_garden/ A big thank you goes to Sustain for all their support

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Christmas Wreaths were a huge success

Our annual wreath making workshop, run by the very able team of Sue & Sarah and other volunteers was a huge success this year 17 people made their very own stunning decoration during a day which has become so popular that it books out within minutes! The completed pieces drew comments like: “It’s better than…

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Fair raises more money than ever before!

Our annual Christmas Fair raised a whopping £1700 and was attended by over 200 members of the public. The Christmas Fair is traditionally our smallest and least attended event, yet this year more people came and more money was raised than ever before! We had some wonderful decorations being hand made to order, Christmas Hampers bursting…

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