Category Archives: News

  • Come and vote for us at Reading Soup!

    Posted on 10 June 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Do you fancy an evening out on 10th July, and and the chance to help Ridgeline at the same time? For a donation of £5, you get a bowl of homemade soup, live music and art, and a vote.  Three Reading community projects pitch for their cause, you vote for the the project you want […]

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  • Listen to Ridgeline’s latest appearance on BBC Radio Berkshire

    Posted on 31 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    It was great to have a slot on Bill Buckley’s show this afternoon (Friday 31st May 2019), and have the opportunity to explain more about our wonderful garden to Bill and his listeners.  If you missed it, it’s available to listen to on BBC iplayer.  Our slot starts 2 hours 7 minutes into the show, […]

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  • BBC Radio Berkshire’s Bill Buckley visits Ridgeline

    Posted on 30 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We welcomed Bill Buckley, BBC Radio Berkshire presenter to Ridgeline today, to record interviews for his show tomorrow (Friday 31st May 2019).  It was a great opportunity to show him around the beautiful garden, and to explain how we make a difference in people’s lives to him and his listeners.  He loved the garden, which […]

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  • Ros raises awareness of Ridgeline on the radio

    Posted on 21 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    BBC Radio Berkshire have a gardening slot on Sunday lunchtimes, and to coincide with our annual open afternoon and plant sale on 19th May 2019, we were invited to appear.  Ros Richards, one of Ridgeline’s hard-working team of trustees, was interviewed by radio presenter Phil Kennedy, and was able to talk about our beautiful garden […]

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  • The plants sold like hot cakes – and the cakes did too!

    Posted on 20 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our annual open afternoon and plant sale yesterday (Sunday 19th May 2019) was a great way to end Mental Health Awareness Week.  Over 300 people came along and enjoyed relaxing in our beautiful garden.  The garden is full of colour and interesting areas to explore, and it’s lovely to be able to share it with […]

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  • Open Afternoon and Plant Sale at Ridgeline

    Posted on 8 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our annual open afternoon and plant sale is on Sunday 19th May 2019 between 2pm and 4pm.  It’s a great opportunity to stock up on plants for your garden, enjoy some delicious homemade cake or simply relax and make the most of our beautiful garden. All the money we raise goes directly to supporting our […]

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  • Find out how horticultural therapy and community gardening can help improve mental health and wellbeing

    Posted on 1 May 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Being outside, surrounded by plants and nature, doing physical activity can all help us feel better about ourselves. And the potential benefits for people experiencing mental health difficulties can be even more significant. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week (13 to 19 May 2019), Reading Gardening Health and Wellbeing Network is offering professionals the […]

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  • Avenue students celebrate work-related learning

    Posted on 3 April 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Three Avenue students have been busy at the Ridgeline garden over the last few weeks.  Not only have they got to grips with a range of garden tools, moved countless wheelbarrows full of soil, and found out good compost recipes, they have grown in confidence in themselves. The Avenue School hosted a tea last Wednesday […]

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  • Funding success helps deliver development plan

    Posted on 20 March 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Ridgeline is delighted to have received grants of £2,500 from Berkshire Community Foundation and £5,000 from the Mars GoodnessKNOWS Programme. The grants will help us to fund our 3-Year Development Plan (2018-21), which aims to  expand our horticultural therapy service to reach more clients, and improve our effectiveness in delivering our service. “Our clients enjoy […]

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  • Generous grant and hard work boost pond redevelopment

    Posted on 5 March 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We are redeveloping part of the Ridgeline garden.  This includes rebuilding our pond, adding a bog garden, creating a wildlife area and adding more raised beds.  Thanks to a generous grant from the Edward Gostling Foundation, we are now able to pay for the materials. The recent warm weather has helped us make great progress.  […]

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