Defrenefest 2019 – A joyous day out in the sunshine

Sydenham Garden’s summer festival at our market garden site on De Frene Road gets bigger and better every year, and 2019 was no exception.  Thanks to months of planning by our dedicated team, and an overwhelming amount of goodwill and support on the day from our co-workers and volunteer groups, the day was a brilliant…

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Beekeeping course

Sunday 16th June. 10am to 1pm Whether you are considering beekeeping and want to know if it is for you, just fascinated in them as creatures or simply looking for something usual and exciting to do this course could be for you. In this one and a half hour workshop we will give you an…

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Beekeeping course – Honey harvesting

Saturday 11th August – 10am to 3pm (approx.) On Saturday 11th we will be opening the hives and making our first harvest of honey. Come and join us for this historic moment, and be one of the first to taste the honey! You will learn and be involved in the entire extraction process from removing…

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Beekeeping workshop

Saturday 22nd September – places available. 2 to 3.30pm Whether you are considering keeping bees and want to know if it is for you, just fascinated in them as creatures or simply looking for something usual and exciting to do this course could be for you. In this one and a half hour workshop we…

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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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