The 15th Anniversary Green Spaces Walk

  Green Spaces Walk It seems that as Sydenham Garden grows and grows as a charity so does the number of fun annual events! This year we are introducing a walk through all of our local parks and green spaces and we would love for anyone who is interested to join us. This is a…

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Crowdfunding and the Pond Restoration Appeal

Pond Restoration Appeal   For anyone that’s ever visited Sydenham Garden, they know that our pond is really the shining star of our resource centre. Not only is it a peaceful and tranquil addition to our garden, but a hubbub of insect and amphibian life. Playing home to tadpoles, frogs, newts, mayflies, dragon flies, pond…

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De Frene Summer Festival 2017

  Come to our Summer Festival 2017. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all!   Get Tickets This is building on the success of last year’s first full festival at our new site. A wide range of activities, acts, bands, workshops and food has already been confirmed! Activities like craft and traditional green…

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The BIG 15th Anniversary Raffle!

The BIG 15th Anniversary Raffle! With 15 years now gone by since Sydenham Garden’s inception, we look to the future with the hope that the charity will continue to flourish for 15, 50 and 100+ years to come! With this in mind, we have decided to hold a large raffle to help to raise money…

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Achievements are wide-ranging and significant

An exciting look at our achievements and challenges, as found through the 2016-17 Annual Evaluation. This year’s evaluation confirms that the level of mental distress suffered by those coming to Sydenham Garden is greater than we have previously recorded. This fact is not surprising in the light of well publicised societal stressors together with fewer…

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15 years of a growing community

15 years of a growing community   The early days The meeting was very well attended – around 40 people if I remember correctly. The year was 2002 and the venue Sydenham Green Health Centre. The purpose – to discuss forming an association to provide gardening and creative activities for local people coping with serious…

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Spring Fair 2017, fun for everyone!

  Spring Fair 2017   On Saturday the 6th of May we held our annual spring fair at the Wynell Road site. The fair was our most successful yet; with over 800 people through the door and more than £3000 pounds raised. The event kicked off with live saxophone music from Crook on the veranda,…

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Bee Club at De Frene Market Garden

Bees have taken residency at De Frene, thanks to the Bee Club! Bees and pollinating insects are in steep decline. It is estimated that to pollinate human food requirements by hand in the UK would cost £1.9billion each year. At Sydenham Gardens Defrene site the charity is doing its best to help reverse the decline…

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Our New Bug Hotel at De Frene

A very big thank you to everyone who attended our Community Volunteer Day on Saturday! We created a fantastic bug hotel! Our task was to build a new bug hotel in our wildlife area. We also improved the area through planting and tidying. The finished article was fantastic. We are sure to start seeing some…

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Volunteering fun, fun for all ages!

Come along to our De Frene Road site for some volunteering fun, every third Saturday of the month 10:30 to 14:00 Each session has a theme. Previous themes have included orchard tree care, conservation and habitat development, or building infrastructure. The hope is that participants will be able to learn some handy skills while enjoying…

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