• More raised beds for Ridgeline

    Posted on 19 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The growing season may be coming to an end, but we’re still busy at Ridgeline.  We’re building four more raised beds.  Our Addington students have “road tested” them for accessibility to make sure anyone in a wheelchair can use them easily.  They’re also great for those of our gardeners who don’t find bending easy.  We’ll […]

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  • Traffic lights at Ridgeline

    Posted on 11 November 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Don’t worry, we’re not embarking on any roadworks, it’s our beautiful Acer trees putting on a stunning display of colour!  Every day they’re changing and getting brighter.  They are definitely a highlight of Autumn at Ridgeline!

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  • Is it a duck? Is it a mouse?

    Posted on 8 October 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    No, it’s our favourite tomato!  Our clients were busy harvesting them today, so everyone could take home the ripe ones – nothing like enjoying the fruits of your labours!  And if the remaining ones don’t ripen, there’s always green tomato chutney to look forward to.

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  • Outstanding!

    Posted on 7 October 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re delighted to report that we have achieved “Outstanding” in the Thames and Chilterns in Bloom “It’s Your Neighbourhood” awards.  And we are very proud to have received the “It’s Your Neighbourhood” National Certificate of Distinction as well.  A credit to our clients, volunteers and horticultural therapists. Congratulations as well to Southcote GrowAllot and Erleigh […]

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  • Yet another record-breaking harvest fete!

    Posted on 16 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    The sun shone, classical guitar music wafted across the garden, cake was eaten, plants were bought, treasure was hunted, pumpkin weight was guessed, the flowers were stunning.  And our amazing supporters turned out to raise a record-breaking £2,700! It was lovely to show off the hard work that our clients, volunteers and staff put in.  […]

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  • Harvesting for harvest

    Posted on 9 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’re busy getting ready for our harvest fete this Sunday 15th September 2019.  Amongst other attractions, there’s a chance to guess the weight of the pumpkin, guess the name of the teddy – and much more! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday – and the weather forecast is still looking good!

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  • Musician Marc’s fantastic fundraiser

    Posted on 4 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Local resident and supporter of Ridgeline Marc Bartsch is performing again at our harvest fete on Sunday 15th September 2019.  Keen to make the most of the opportunity to raise money for us, Marc decided to set up a fundraising page.  Despite only starting it on Monday, he’s already raised over £1,000!   The money […]

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  • Success at Reading in Bloom

    Posted on 3 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We are delighted to announce that we were awarded Gold at the Reading in Bloom awards ceremony last night (2nd September 2019).  We also received the Banksian Medal, an award given by the Reading in Bloom Committee for the largest number of points across all classes. With so many great gardening projects improving the health […]

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  • Harvest fete Sunday 15th September 2019 1-4pm

    Posted on 2 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Our harvest fete is fast approaching, and we’re looking forward to welcoming everyone.  The garden is looking great, and the weather forecast is looking good too at the moment.  Come along, enjoy the garden and help us raise funds to support our invaluable horticultural therapy sessions – using gardening to improve people’s mental wellbeing.

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  • Teaming up with TCV Berkshire

    Posted on 2 September 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    It was lovely to welcome a team from TCV Berkshire to our garden last week.  Working alonside Ridgeline volunteer Adrian, they did a great job resurfacing the ground in our polytunnel.  This has improved accessibility for our clients with mobility issues, all ready for when the weather cools down. The team also had time to […]

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