“The Earth is a generous friend”

BBC 2 air film about Sydenham Garden on Gardeners’ World

We are really pleased with how the film crew captured Sydenham Garden and how well our team came across. After introductions from Monty Don and Flo Headlam our founder Dr Jim Sikorski describes our work and why he wanted to prescribe gardening for his patients. He goes on to say “the Earth is a generous friend”.

you can watch the episode here, you’ll find us introduced 21 minutes and 15 seconds into the programme: https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bnblkv/gardeners-world-2018-episode-28

Gardeners' world interviewing volunteer

Spending time with Jim our founder, Flo speaks to some of our team and Co-workers, (beneficiaries who have been referred to us) as she sought to understand the difference horticulture has made to their health, and how it has helped them in their recovery. During the film Jackie talks about what she’s gone through and finishes by saying: “I’m now an 8 out of 10”. Christine talks about how her life fell apart, and then with a big smile says she was referred to Sydenham Garden and “the rest is history!”. Heart warming stuff.

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bnblkv/gardeners-world-2018-episode-28

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