“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….

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Gardeners’ World visit our community

BBC 2 to air film about Sydenham Garden on Gardeners’ World A film will be shown on the BBC Friday 12th October 2018 at 9pm(catch up on the BBC Iplayer). Spending time with our Co-workers, (beneficiaries who have been referred to us) Flo Headlam (about Flo) sought to understand the difference horticulture has made to…

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DeFreneFest18 SE26’s very own festival

DeFreneFest18, SE26’s very own festival! Saturday 18th August saw #DeFreneFest18 once again rocking SE26. Still young after debuting in 2016, this year’s event built on what’s been good and made it even better. More than 400 people came through the door and just over £3,600 was taken. Music The Green Tomatoes Stage line up was…

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Honey harvest number one and the decline of bees

Honey Whether we realise it or not, we all have a taste for the sweet stuff.   2 years after fulfilling an ambition to manage beehives, we have had our first Honey Harvest. And boy was it a successful one!   Some background A great global mystery has perplexed many recently.  More honey is sold than…

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#DeFreneFest18

  #DeFreneFest18, Come to our Summer Festival 2018. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all!   Get Tickets A wide range of activities, acts, bands, talks, demos, and lovely food have already been confirmed! Activities like crafts. arts (both a communal and solo, “Have a go zone”, games, face painting, getting up close…

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Sunshine Voices Garden and Pizza

Sydenham Singers, Raise the Roof Community Choir, Sing Out Streatham and Peckham Rye Sings joined us for a gorgeous afternoon of sunshine and music in our beautiful Nature Reserve. Singing and Sunshine The 4 choirs and their choir leaders produced a fantastic array of songs. It started with a particularly moving medially that had the…

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Green Flag recognises Sydenham Garden as one of the best

Sydenham Garden has been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards. It is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities. The nature reserve…

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Meaningful and significant results

Annual Evaluation of Sydenham Garden Projects This years report is out and shows meaningful and significant results for our co-workers (the name we give to beneficiaries). The evaluation confirms that, in the light of well publicised societal stressors, we continue to establish positive change for co-workers. The headlines from this year are: • 354 co-workers…

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Garden Voices

Join us for a gorgeous afternoon of summer music in the beautiful setting of Sydenham Garden. Garden Voices will be like no other choir event you’ve been to. 14th July, 12.30 to 16.00 We will be asking for donations (suggest £5) on the door. Proceeds will go towards the work of Sydenham Garden and what’s…

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