• 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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  • Enjoying the early spring

    Posted on 26 February 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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!

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  • Avenue students learn the art of composting

    Posted on 25 February 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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 […]

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  • It might be winter, but there’s plenty of colour and activity at Ridgeline

    Posted on 29 January 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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 […]

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  • Compost – in a bottle!

    Posted on 11 January 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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, […]

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  • Exciting new project with local school

    Posted on 7 January 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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 […]

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  • Happy Christmas from everyone at Ridgeline Trust

    Posted on 19 December 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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.

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  • Christmas is fast approaching …

    Posted on 26 November 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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 […]

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  • Seasonal soup, frights and frost

    Posted on 30 October 2018 by Sian Hooley in News.

    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 […]

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