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.
Our Avenue students are about to head outside to rake up the last of the leaves and check how the garlic they planted is coming on. Before that, they brought out their creative side making these beautiful fir-n (or should that be fern?) tree Christmas cards.Continue Reading... No Comments.
No, not an unseasonal sighting of butterflies, but a Monday morning frost turning our cabbages into a beautiful crystal display.Continue Reading... No Comments.
… or work, in the case of some of our intrepid volunteers. It might have been pouring last Wednesday, but that didn’t stop our determined raised bed builders from cracking on with the task. Their ingenuity came to the fore, using a gazebo as a shelter while they worked. And as you can see from […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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!Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.Continue Reading... No Comments.
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 […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.