Author Archives: David N

  • Plant sale 2017

    Posted on 7 July 2017 by David N in News.

    It was a very warm sunny afternoon, but many of our regular gardeners and volunteers and a surprisingly large number of visitors came and enjoyed our beautiful garden, plus the teas and delicious cakes. The garden drew many compliments from visitors. A wide variety of plants were sold, and the lovely sweet pea vases were very popular. The […]

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  • Earthquake in Nepal

    Posted on 4 April 2017 by David N in News.

    Our thoughts are with the people of Nepal and our gardeners from our MCGC group, although we understand their immediate families are OK. If you would like to make a donation or for practical ways to help visit the links below: Disasters Emergency Committee www.dec.org.uk Great Reading Nepalese Community Association www.grnca.org.

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  • Maiden Erlegh Rotary Club donates £500 for garden furniture!

    Posted on 9 March 2017 by David N in News.

      We are delighted that the Maiden Erlegh Rotary Club has made a very generous gift of £500 towards the cost of a bench, table or other suitable garden furniture for the enjoyment of our assisted gardeners, and the volunteers who support them at the Ridgeline Therapeutic Garden. We bought two very nice benches and […]

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  • Furniture Donation from Lakeside

    Posted on 4 March 2017 by David N in News.

    We were very pleased to receive a wooden garden furniture set from our neighbours at The Lakeside Care home (picture below). B&M Care run the care home and are celebrating their 40th anniversary since opening their first home.   They were very helpful to us in the early years of the development of Ridgeline, providing the […]

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  • Queen’s Award Reception

    Posted on 3 March 2017 by David N in News.

    Graham, Gill & Celia attended a reception on Friday afternoon to celebrate the achievements of all twelve organisations in Berkshire who have been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  In the photo our trio are holding a certificate presented by the Lord Lieutenant of the County. We hope to hear good news on […]

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  • Vodafone team of 10 save our volunteers days of work and donate £300!

    Posted on 9 January 2017 by David N in News.

      We were delighted to welcome ten volunteers from Vodafone to the Ridgeline garden today, who saved our volunteers 50hrs+ of work.  The team tamed the hedge,  re-roofed the sheds (one of which had its wonky roof straightened out!), repainted two sheds and lots of garden furniture, removed lots of weeds, supported some trees by […]

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  • Spring comes to Ridgeline!

    Posted on 3 January 2017 by David N in News.

      We’re looking forward to the new gardening year! It is a good time to ask if anyone knows anyone who might benefit from our programmes of social therapeutic horticulture they should contact our Horticultural Therapst, Amanda. We are also always eager to welcome new volunteers so if anyone would like to lend a hand […]

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  • It’s Your Neighbourhood Award

    Posted on 9 September 2016 by David N in News.

    We are delighted to have been recognised as “Outstanding” in the RHS-sponsored Thames & Chilterns ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ scheme!  Some comments from the Assessors reports: “One of the Assessors has witnessed the development from an area of rough grass with a few old trees into the jewel it is today.” “It was hard for the […]

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  • Plant Sale takes over £1,200!

    Posted on 6 August 2016 by David N in News.

    Our best Plant Sale yet!Thank you to everyone who helped make our Plant Sale last Sunday 5th June our best yet.  It was a lovely sunny afternoon, lots of people (probably around 150) came and enjoyed our beautiful garden, plus the teas and delicious cakes, and the total at the end of the day came […]

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  • Olswang donation and volunteering in the garden

    Posted on 4 August 2016 by David N in News.

    Thanks to the team of volunteers from Olswang who volunteered at the Ridgeline Garden on Friday afternoon (17th April). Olswang is an international law firm (with a Reading Office at The Blade building) recognised for expertise in technology, media and telecoms. Olswang also kindly donated £2,000 to Ridgeline which will help fund our vital Horticultural […]

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