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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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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#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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Spring Fair 2018: Glorious!

Our Spring Fair 2018: basking in glorious weather! On Saturday the 5th of May we held our Spring Fair 2018 at the Wynell Road site. The weather was gorgeous, which led to over 500 people coming through the door and more than £3000 pounds raised. The event kicked off with live saxophone music from May…

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The Winter Fair, a chilly festive affair!

A crisp, beautiful, if a little chilly, festive event   On Saturday 25th November our Winter Fair once again provided some festive and chilly delights. The team had been busy preparing for months, and it didn’t disappoint. More than 300 people came through the door and over £2,500 was raised to help support our future…

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Summer Festival #DeFreneFest17

  The Summer Festival, SE26’s very own smash hit!   On Saturday 19th August our De Frene summer festival once again rocked SE26. Fresh from its debut year in 2016, this year’s event was even bigger and better. More than 500 people came through the door and just over £3,400 was raised taken. Music The…

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Summer Festival fun, in the wind, rain and sun!

The dust has settled on shin-dig that will live long in our memory. Having historically run fete type events, this was our first step into the world of entertainment. Yes: this was Festival fun

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De Frene Summer Festival, let’s celebrate!

Come to our Community Market Garden Summer Festival. An afternoon of fun in the sun for all! This year we have decided to have our first full festival at our new site, and we believe it is going to be a cracker. With a range of exciting activities like: craft and traditional green wood working,…

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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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