Sydenham Garden Project opening tommorow

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back_ache
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Sydenham Garden Project opening tommorow

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Celebrity gardener Gay Search was today preparing to cut the ribbon on a new community project in South East London.

The former presenter of BBC2's Gardener's World was due to open a walled garden built by volunteers in Sydenham tomorrow, April 22.

Local charity the Sydenham Garden Project took over the neglected Queenswood Road Nature Reserve two years ago, transforming the site into a community garden with raised beds planted with flowers, herbs and vegetables.

Volunteers from the project are now hoping to restore a derelict Victorian greenhouse in the garden and build an information point for the community.

The charity plans to use the garden to provide training in gardening skills, conservation and arts and crafts for local people who have mental health problems or physical disabilities.

A Spring Fair will take place after the garden opening with plants, crafts and books and refreshments for sale.

The entrance to the garden is on Holland Drive, off Queenswood Road. For further details call 0207 7714613 or email info (at) sydenhamgarden.org.uk

source Community newswire

Wispy Wonder
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Post by Wispy Wonder »

I had heard of this garden but never visited until this weekend. It is beautiful, and a credit to those who have created and maintain it. The open day was very enjoyable too.

To those involved with the garden..... any chance of other events later in the year, such as a plant sale? I'm sure plenty of local gardeners would donate plants for you to sell to raise funds for your greenhouse restoration.

Its just a thought.

W. Wonder

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Post by admin »

There are some pix and words from their original leaflet here: http://www.sydenham.org.uk/garden.html

It would have been nice to have been there to take some pix and make a story of it - but despite numerous requests the Garden people don't seem to want to update it or get any free exposure here ... Have I upset them?

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