Category Archives: News

  • Looking after ourselves!

    Posted on 30 March 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The current situation is very challenging for us all, whether we’re worried about our health, worried about friends and family, or just fed up of the current limits we have on our everyday lives.  So we need to look after ourselves now more than ever. At Ridgeline, we know that gardening can help our physical […]

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  • Garden sessions are temporarily stopped

    Posted on 17 March 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Due to latest government advice, we have decided to stop gardening sessions temporarily.  There will be no sessions from today (Tuesday 17th March 2020).  We will let you know as soon as we are able to start sessions again. In the meantime, we hope everyone keeps well.

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  • Put your spare time to good use at Rigeline

    Posted on 11 March 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    If you have some spare time, enjoy working alongside people and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, why not volunteer with us?  We’re looking for more volunteers to help support our clients, particularly on Tuesday afternoons. The role involves supporting individual clients or small groups, under supervision of our Horticultural Therapists, enabling our clients to […]

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  • Ridgeline helps Julia rediscover artistic talent

    Posted on 26 February 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re currently redesigning one of our borders here at Ridgeline to be a bee haven.  As part of the planning, clients and volunteers have created a colourful collage.  Julia, who’s been attending Ridgeline since last Summer, was tasked with drawing different varieties of bee – and here is some of her amazing work! Coming to […]

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  • Gardening accessible to all at Ridgeline

    Posted on 17 February 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Raised beds area great resource for us here at Ridgeline – as well as creating different levels to look at in the garden, they’re ideal for clients with mobility issues to work on.  And our brand new beds are finished and already looking beautiful!  

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  • Can time spent in nature benefit health?

    Posted on 10 February 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    BBC Two’s Trust Me, I’m a Doctor has investigated whether time in nature can improve health – and the results confirmed what we already know at Ridgeline. Being outside in nature – whether it’s the countryside, the local park or gardening – for just two hours a week can give an overall reduction in perceived […]

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  • Job Vacancy at Ridgeline – now closed

    Posted on 30 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Now closed – We are seeking a Senior Horticultural Therapist (part-time, permanent role) An exciting opportunity to lead the team at the award- winning Ridgeline Therapeutic Garden in East Reading and to help improve people’s lives – can you help us achieve our aims to maintain and improve our service to our clients and increase […]

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  • Robins at Ridgeline – inside and out!

    Posted on 23 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our Addington students were busy last Friday making making bird feeders and hanging them up around the garden.  Although squirrels seem to have eaten most of them, this week we spotted robins enjoying a tasty meal. Meanwhile, over the last few weeks they’ve been hard at work  creating hand-made (literally) robin decorations.  They’re brightening up […]

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  • Up-cycling with Green Park

    Posted on 20 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our nursery is usually bursting with plants grown and potted on by our clients, ready for planting out or selling at our plant sales.  We’ve just made the nursery more accessible with a little help from Green Park and the ingenuity of our volunteers!  Green Park kindly donated some pallets, and they’ve been transformed into […]

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  • Welcome to 2020 at Ridgeline

    Posted on 13 January 2020 by Sian Hooley in News.

    After a three week break over Christmas and the New Year, we’re back to work at Ridgeline.  Freshly potted primroses and calocephalus are giving a welcome splash of colour. Meanwhile, inside the pavilion, we’re putting some of the flowers we pressed to good use creating delicate lanterns. And we’re thinking of Spring already – clients […]

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