Only 18 days to go until the De Frene Summer Festival …

There has been a lot happening at our De Frene Market Garden site over the last couple of months, and there are only 18 days to go until the festival Our bees are settling in well in preperation for the festival. We’ve been learning all the essentials of bee-keeping under the watchful eye of our…

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De Frene summer close up photos

Summer close up photos from our De Frene site These stunning summer close up photos were taken by a co-worker on their mobile phone. De Frene really is in full bloom right now.

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Sydenham Garden named as one of the best in Britain

More parks and green spaces than ever will be flying the Green Flag Award this year – more than 1,600 across the UK. Sydenham Garden in Lewisham is one of the very best in the UK – and that’s official. The green space is among a record-breaking 1,686 parks and green spaces that will today…

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Fan Mail Launch

Fan Mail Launch …..is a fan with a message. Make beautiful fans and use them to send messages to friends, family, the famous, the departed. On Sunday July 3rd, led by Artists Sue Mayo and Mia Harris, you can learn to make a gorgeous, decorated fan that contains a message for someone, somewhere or something…

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Kitchen Garden Workshops

A Four Part Summer Workshop for Young People and their Parents and Guardians We are running a four part workshop for young people between 10 & 16 years old to attend with their parent or guardian. A great opportunity for you to spend quality time together in a stress-free and fun environment, and also learn…

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Plants, Food and Health. A one day workshop, 25th June

Unlock the healing potential of your kitchen or garden Come to Sydenham Garden’s De Frene garden to learn the pleasure of using plants and foods for health! Medical herbalists Alex Laird and Gina Webley of Living Medicine will guide you through this practical introduction to: • Focus on the foundations of self care, what it…

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Sydenham Gardens’ Annual Evaluation

We are very pleased to share our achievements and challenges through our 2015/16 Annual Evaluation This year’s report shows the continued effectiveness of the work of Sydenham Garden’s four main projects. When we measure our work Sydenham Garden achieves rates of improvement similar or better than those achieved by psychological interventions targeted at much narrower…

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Capital Growth Network Get Together

Join us on Wednesday 8 June for a Capital Growth network get together. We’ll have workshops on horticulture therapy and practicing mindfulness in the garden, tours of Sydenham Garden’s new De Frene growing site and a chance to hear from Capital Growth about upcoming projects and initiatives. There will also be plenty of time to…

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Mindfulness Day – 4th June

MINDFULNESS DAY A time to stop and pause! Experts tell us that pausing several times during the day to reframe our thoughts will truly allow us to live our best life But do we know HOW to do this? Our one day Mindfulness Workshop will provide you with some of the tools to: Meditate De-stress…

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Bees have arrived and safely moved in

The bees have arrived! Many people from across our organisation turned up to witness them being installed into their new hive. Here we are checking they are healthy and finding the Queen. We have been lucky enough to have Jeff volunteer as our Bee mentor. Here he is explaining that bees respond to mood and…

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