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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A Springing Success!

Our Spring Fair 2019 on 11th May was a fantastic day. Well over 550 people came along to enjoy a fabulous barbecue, tasty pancakes and great company. Our fabulous volunteers provided wonderful stalls, with a great array of plants, cakes and books flying off the shelves. We had one or two spring showers to dodge…

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Willow Weaving Day

Willow Heaven   Come and learn the ancient craft of Willow Weaving in our Willow Heaven! Our experts will help you design and build your own construction. The whole day takes place in our beautiful market garden. Please bring a packed lunch, as only light refreshments will be provided. For more events and workshops go…

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Our New Bug Hotel at De Frene

A very big thank you to everyone who attended our Community Volunteer Day on Saturday! We created a fantastic bug hotel! Our task was to build a new bug hotel in our wildlife area. We also improved the area through planting and tidying. The finished article was fantastic. We are sure to start seeing some…

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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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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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