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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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!Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We’ve had a great year at Ridgeline, doing what we do best – using gardening to improve people’s health and wellbeing. Best wishes to everyone we work with, and we look forward to growing together in 2020. Here’s a picture of our wonderful goat willow in the fading Winter light to close the year. It’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We know that what we do at Ridgeline makes a real difference to people’s lives, and it’s always lovely when we get feedback from people. Last week, a client’s daughter told us :- “The routine of going every week has been very good at embedding it in her memory and she remembers her involvement now. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.