Please note that all sessions are only open to co-workers who have been referred to us, and offered a placement in each particular group and are not available for drop-in. All session times are subject to change, and potential cancellation. New groups may be added at any time.
African & Caribbean
2 hour session – weekly (Mon) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
This is a project for people who identify as having African or Caribbean heritage. The group involves a range of creative art and crafts, horticultural and mindfulness activities.
Art & Craft
2 hour session – weekly (Tues & Weds) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
A social and therapeutic group project, using Art & Craft to help people with their recovery. Activities include print making, clay work, painting, weaving and mosaic making. Most art works are taken home, but groups also contribute their art works to sell at fairs and stalls.
2.5 hour session – weekly (Mon & Wed) – 1 year placement – Wynell Rd
A group project based on the principles of Social and Therapeutic Horticulture. Sessions involve horticultural activities, seasonal activities, conservation and outdoor crafts, based in our Victorian garden and nature reserve at Wynell Rd.
2 hour or 5 hour session – weekly (Tue, Wed, Thurs) – 1 year placement – De Frene Rd
The project runs social, therapeutic and vocational horticultural sessions. Based at our market garden site at De Frene Rd, sessions involve food growing and maintaining our cut flower garden, along with conservation activities. Sessions are either morning, afternoon or a full day (5 hours).
2 hour session – weekly (Tues) – 3 month placement – Various green spaces, Lewisham
A walking group for improving physical and mental health. We will visit sites of historic, natural history and local interest, including parks, community gardens and woodlands. Co-walkers will be led through mindfulness activities and invited to respond through creative activities.
Sydenham Garden Online
1.5 hour session – weekly (day TBC) – 4 month placement – online with Zoom
This online group will take part in various nature-based activities, demonstrations and discussions and will be a combination of art and gardening activities. The group encourages new ways of engaging with the green spaces around us. Co-workers can enjoy sharing creations and learning with each other. Past activities have included; foraging, making natural dyes and inks, botanical drawing, weaving and seed sowing. All materials provided, and posted out in packs to participants.