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Ridgeline Trust Therapeutic Garden

Our garden in East Reading provides horticultural therapy, gardening opportunities, garden-related activities and training for those living with disabilities or facing mental and physical health issues. Experienced horticultural therapists supported by volunteers lead sessions on Mondays and Tuesdays. Sessions promote increased confidence and self esteem, improve social skills and help clients learn new skills or regain those which have been lost.

Visits to the garden are most welcome so we can discuss individual requirements.

 

Who to contact

Contact Name
Sian Hooley
Contact Position
Development Manager
Telephone
07535 636 018
E-mail
admin@ridgelinetrust.org.uk
Website
http://www.ridgelinetrust.org.uk

Where to go

Name
The Ridgeline Trust
Address
25
Whiteknights Road
Reading
Berkshire
Postcode
RG6 7BY
Notes

The number 19 bus services stop right outside our garden entrance (Mockbeggar stop on Whiteknights Road). Many clients arrive by Readibus service. We do not provide transport.

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Opening hours Monday and Tuesday 10 am till 3 pm
Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
2 hours in length 10-12 or 1-3pm
We are open 49 weeks per year, closed at Chrsitmas/early January.

Other Details

Costs

Is there a charge for
using this service?
Yes
Table of costs
Table of costs
AmountCost Type
£20 Per Session
Details
A session lasts 2 hours. Clients are welcome to bring a packed lunch to eat at the garden after the morning session or before the afternoon session.
Wheelchair accessible?
Yes

Availability

Age Ranges
Adults 18+
Referral required
No
Referral Details

Self referral or by Professional. Taster sessions available. Clients usually take part in group sessions, however in some cases 1:1 can be arranged depending on volunteers.

We are not able to provide personal care, although clients are welcome to attend with a carer.

Other notes

All weather pavilion with wheelchair accessible toilets and kitchen facilities. Gardens are wheelchair accessible. Raised beds for easy wheelchair use.

Local Offer

Contact Name
Sian Hooley
Contact Telephone
07535 636 018
Contact Email
admin@ridgelinetrust.org.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
Transitions to Adulthood (16+)

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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