Sydenham Garden

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Sydenham Garden is a unique wellbeing centre utilising its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people in their recovery from mental and physical ill-health in Lewisham.  They aim to do this through providing co-workers (the name they give to the primary beneficiaries) an opportunity to take part in one of our four main projects, along with many supplementary activities and clubs. Three of these projects are focused on Adult Mental Health and include gardening, art & craft, cooking and opportunities to achieve recognised qualifications. The fourth project is focused on Dementia and includes all the same elements but underpins them with Cognitive Stimulation Therapy (CST).

They aim to promote inclusion and reduce prejudice by bringing together co-workers with different degrees of mental and physical ill health, volunteers and members of the local community to work together.  Sydenham Garden enables people to improve their quality of life, social interaction and physical and mental health in a supportive community environment.
To see the programme of activities each day click on the following link:

Referral – you need to be referred by a health professional such as a GP.  After referral you will be invited to visit the project.

Contact Details

020 8291 1650



Sydenham Garden Resource Centre, 28a Wynell Road, Sydenham, London SE23 2LW

Other Info

Opening times:
Mon - Sat 10am - 4.30pm

Disabled Access:
The Resource Centre is fully wheelchair accessible, as is the majority of the garden site at Wynell Road which has been designed with people with diverse needs in mind. They provide specialised tools and equipment for those with disabilities, and have an adaptable computer workstation and hearing loop available in our resource centre.

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