Winter is the time of year when gardens can look sorry for themselves, but we’ve still had plenty to see and do around the garden. The dogwood is looking beautiful, especially in the sunshine. Our gardeners from Addington School have taken cuttings and propogated them ready for the spring. The wallflowers have made the most […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Did you know you can make compost in a bottle? As we welcomed our Addington students to their first session at Ridgeline, we thought it would be great to try this out. “All you need is a 2 litre bottle with holes in the sides, something green and brown like vegetable peelings, leaves and weed, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This month, we are welcoming a group of sixth formers from Addington School to our garden. Addington School is a local school for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities in nearby Woodley. The students will be attending weekly horticultural therapy sessions and will be nurturing seeds into plants, seeing garden waste […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
With best wishes to all our clients, volunteers, friends and supporters. The garden may be less colourful at the moment, but there are plenty of jumpers on show at Ridgeline to brighten up the day. We look forward to seeing you all in 2019 – we’re open again from Monday 14th January.Continue Reading... No Comments.
With December just around the corner and a couple of cooler days recently, we’ve been busy inside making Autumn and Christmas wreaths. The pavilion is starting to look very festive! We’re having our Christmas get-together on 17th December for our Monday group and on 18th December for our Tuesday group. Ridgeline is then closed until the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The clocks have changed, it’s feeling cooler, and Ridgeline is a hive of activity. Today, some of our clients were hard at work making delicious butternut squash soup which everyone enjoyed at lunchtime. And pumpkins grown here earlier in the year were put to good use making fantastic lanterns. Meanwhile there’s plenty happening outside. Plants […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This year’s harvest fete was our best yet, raising an amazing £2,322. The weather was lovely, the garden looked its best, and hundreds of supporters came – and stayed! It was great to see so many enjoying the garden. People were very generous, not only spending money on our ever-popular stalls, but giving donations as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
At Reading in Bloom’s recent awards ceremony, we were awarded gold in the Community Garden category. That’s the third year in a row! It’s lovely to have recognition for the hard work put in by our dedicated clients, volunteers and horticultural therapists.Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are delighted with our new area of hard landscaping and raised beds which will be helpful to our less physically able gardeners. The project was made possible by a generous grant from the Earley Charity. It was designed by Amanda Almeida our Senior Horticultural Therapist and constructed by Smallwood Countryside Contractors of Sonning. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We are very grateful to Tesco for the grant of £4,272.00 they have awarded us. This will help us to retain the services of our Horticultural Therapist Amanda Almeida through the next year and mean we can continue to offer our clients her expertise and guidance.Continue Reading... No Comments.