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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A new Director for Sydenham Garden

We are delighted to announce that we have appointed Coralie Hopwood as our new Director from November 18th 2019. Julia Brandreth, Chair, said; “After a comprehensive recruitment process involving co-workers, volunteers, staff and trustees, Coralie was considered by all to be the outstanding candidate. We believe she will be instrumental in continuing to deliver our…

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Carer Focus, Sow & Grow

Susan, Sow & Grow co-worker carer: We heard from social services about the Sow & Grow, and wanted to get mum socialising with her age group. It’s helped her confidence to build relationships with other people, participating in group activities being more mobile, happier mood and feeling useful. She has definitely become more creative. She…

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Garden Project Update

the Garden Project Garden Project Lead, Charlotte, went on maternity leave in April, and we were all delighted to hear that she had a gorgeous, healthy baby boy. I’m Rachael, and I’m very happy to be running the Garden Project while Charlotte is away.  I have been warmly welcomed and supported by wonderful Sydenham Garden…

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Beekeeping Workshop

Sunday 16th June. 10am to 1pm Whether you are considering beekeeping 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 a half hour workshop we will give you an…

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Grant from local business Inoculand

We would like to express our Gratitude to Inoculand Ltd pest control in London for their £120 grant given as part of their Diversity and Community incentive. The funds will help us toward purchasing materials for our Garden project, which helps people recover from mental ill-health. You can read more about our Garden project here:…

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Pond News

Pond News Our big project in the Wynell Road garden this year has been renovating the pond and its surrounding area. We spent the winter months planning how we would like the new pond to look and the work began in earnest during the cold month of February. After pumping out the existing water we…

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Winter Fair 2018

Join Us For A Barrel Of Festive Fun at our Winter Fair 2018 Buy some Gifts – Win the Raffle – eat Gorgeous Cakes, Taste our Fabulous Food, there will be Activities for your children and so much more! We look forward to seeing you at: Sydenham Garden Resource Centre, 28a Wynell Road, SE23 2LW…

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Beekeeping workshop

Saturday 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 a half hour workshop we…

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