• 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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  • Enjoying the fresh fruits of our labours

    Posted on 27 August 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Lots of the vegetables planted earlier in the year are ripe for harvesting, so today we took the opportunity to sample a selection.  Everything was picked this morning, so we couldn’t have had fresher food!  We managed to dig the potatoes before it became too hot.  We were able to sample potato salad with onions […]

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  • BBC’s Bill, luscious leeks and stupendous sunflowers

    Posted on 13 August 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Here’s a typical Tuesday at the Ridgeline garden. BBC Radio Berkshire’s Bill Buckley popped to chat to us again – listen out for us on his show this Friday 16th August 2019 at around 3pm.  He had another chance to enjoy the garden and hear from clients, volunteers and staff about the benefits of horticultural […]

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  • Save the date for our harvest fete

    Posted on 12 August 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Summer is still here with the garden in full bloom, despite the recent variety of weather!  And we’re already looking forward to our hugely popular harvest fete on Sunday 15th September 2019 1pm-4pm.  It’s a great opportunity to enjoy our beautiful garden, find out more about how we use social and therapeutic horticulture to make […]

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  • Come bug hunting at Ridgeline as part of Wild about Reading

    Posted on 24 July 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Fancy being a nature detective?  Then here’s your chance to search for bugs around our lovely garden! Wild about Reading is a nine day programme of events in the Reading area where you can try everything from bat walks to bee talks to turbine tours to picnics in Reading’s outdoor spaces.  It’s happening from this […]

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