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 […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The Ridgeline garden is blossoming in this lovely warm weather. As well as the plum tree looking spectacular, and catkins on the twisted hazel, the daffodils are out and we’ve spotted several butterflies – none staying still long enough to be photographed!Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today we welcomed a group of year 11 students to Ridgeline. They had a great first session in the warm sunshine. After a tour to become familiar with the garden, they got stuck into the compost heap. Regularly turning the compost over and putting in layers of shredded newspaper helps our garden waste rot down […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.