• 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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  • #sense of achievement!

    Posted on 17 July 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Did we mention we won some prizes at the Thrive flower show last week?  Did we say how proud we all felt?  Just look at the smiles on the faces of our prizewinners, and you can see the sense of achievement!  Yesterday (16th July 2019) we presented certificates and medals to our champions. Peter and […]

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  • “Keep up the good work!”

    Posted on 16 July 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    We’ve entered Britain in Bloom again this year, and the judges visited us today.  The garden was looking its lovely best in the beautiful summer sunshine. We won’t know how we’ve done for a while, but they were very complimentary about the garden, and encouraged us to keep up the good work – we will!

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  • Prize-winning compost, flapjacks and photo

    Posted on 10 July 2019 by Sian Hooley in News.

    Compost is a regular feature in our news items, and today is no exception. Our beautiful compost won first prize at Thrive’s annual flower show today (10th July 2019).  Sally and Peter snapped up first prize in the photo category, and Caroline’s delicious entry in the red berry flapjack category proved good enough to eat […]

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