Spring Fair

Come along to our annual Springtime Fair for a brilliant day of fun! Spring Fair 11th May 11:00 to 15:00 at 28a Wynell Road, SE23 2LW You can expect springtime activities like a plant sale, homemade produce including chutneys and jams, a BBQ, children’s crafts, the now famous cake stall, live music and a whole…

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New Integrated Mental Health and Dementia Services for Lewisham

Lewisham gets New Integrated Mental Health and Dementia Services! Partnerships led by Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind (BLG Mind) have been commissioned by the London Borough of Lewisham and Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group to develop two important new services to meet the needs of local people in their communities. The Lewisham Community Wellbeing is a…

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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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Open Day

Find out all about Sydenham Garden and our services March 19th, 11:00 to 14:00 Our Open Day is an opportunity for individuals and organisations that are interested in the history, the benefits, the evidence and the structure of our work. There will be key team members available throughout, including our founder Dr Jim Sikorski. The…

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We are recruiting a Garden Project Lead (Maternity Cover)

the deadline has passed for making an application, as such we are no longer accepting applications The Garden Project Lead will become an integral part of our team. We aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive environment and the role will be vital in ensuring the quality and success of our projects for co-workers recovery…

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Vacancy: Chair of trustees

Chair of Trustees Sydenham Garden wishes to appoint a Chair of Trustees to replace its founder as he steps down after a long period in post and as a new 3-year Plan is being developed. Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their…

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The Winter Fair 2018 and no rain!

A beautiful, and dry, festive event   On Saturday 24th November our Winter Fair 2018 provided many delights. Despite heavy rains over night the event was dry! Our busy team pulled out all the stops this year, preparring for months in advance. More than 350 people came through the door and over £2,500 was raised…

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Co-worker Focus, Growing Lives Project

Growing Lives Co-worker John approached Sydenham Garden after he had lost his job and after a period of mental ill-health. John thought Growing Lives would be helpful and take his mind off things. John told Sydenham Garden that he enjoyed having a routine and mixing with other like-minded people who have experienced similar situations. He…

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Co-worker Focus, Garden Project

Garden co-worker (beneficiary): I heard about Sydenham Garden through taking part in an IAPT (Improving Access To Psychological Therapies) group session at the Wynell Rd site. I took part in a gardening activity and liked it and asked to be referred. I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn gardening skills and to…

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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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