Invitation to our AGM 7th November 2020

This year our AGM will be held remotely in line with current government guidance and Covid restrictions.  If you would like to attend online or by phone you will be most welcome. If you are a member and unable to attend online or by phone you can also vote on resolutions by proxy.  Instructions on…

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Three Hearty Cheers for our great Volunteers!

We have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. We are thrilled with this honour and what it represents for our amazing team of volunteers.  90 volunteers help with us with our work here, many of whom have moved through the project…

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Blossom

  Thanks to Lauren, our amazing Garden Project volunteer, for sending in her images and thoughts on blossom and Spring.  We look forward to gardening with you again soon, Lauren. Spring has me dumbfounded. Its colour, its scent, its longer light; its life.  A change that’s so merrily welcome has been completely surrounded by changes that…

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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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