Sydenham Garden Celebrates Green Flag Award

Record-breaking year as more than 2,000 green spaces across the country get international quality mark From mid-October, parks and green spaces across the country have been able to raise their Green Flag Award with pride in a year when millions of people have seen the value of having great quality green spaces on their doorstep….

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Work With Us

Art & Craft Project Assistant and Garden Project Assistant We seek two talented and passionate individuals as Project Assistants for two of our core programmes. The Art & Craft Project Assistant and Garden Project Assistant will work with their respective Project Leads to design, plan and deliver engaging and inclusive arts and nature based sessions…

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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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Black Lives Matter

                Black Lives Matter to us at Sydenham Garden. Our Community is diverse and we see first-hand how inequality and injustice can lead to black people being marginalised and forced into experiencing poverty, isolation and mental ill health. A huge part of our work is about making nature,…

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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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Sessions Suspended

  All normal sessions at Sydenham Garden will be suspended until early July, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation. Our team continues to work remotely – supporting our co-workers in different ways, as well as collaborating with community partners in Lewisham to get help to the most vulnerable in the borough. We are still accepting…

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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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Checking on the Tomatoes

At the time of writing, it seems I am a gardener. Green? Yes. Still reluctant? Perhaps slightly, though more with the tag than the forks and trowels… I’ve never been a big fan of labels. But seriously? A Gardener? Well why not? My name is Jon… I am currently in my third season as a…

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