Disability gardening project Greenfingers, based at the Melville Theatre, Abergavenny is helping to brighten up local communities and Monmouthshire County Council offices with fantastic planters filled with beautiful blooms. The project  is part of the My Day My Life initiative led by Monmouthshire County Council and aims to empower people with learning and physical disabilities to learn new skills meet new friends.

The team have been busy making beautiful wooden garden planters and filling them with gorgeous plants. Individuals involved in the project recently provided the councils Registry Office based at County Hall, Usk with two boomingly beautiful planters.

Greenfingers is very much a community based project and welcomes members of the public to come in and have a look around and make a purchase. Planters are made to order and delivered to households as well as offices.

A sister project of Greenfingers helps to maintain several community green spaces in the local area including Linda Vista Gardens and Bailey Park.

In 2018 the project was delighted to receive an award from Abergavenny Town Council for special contribution to the enhancement of the area in the Abergavenny in Bloom competition. This coming year the project will be providing plants to a variety of local organisations including Abergavenny Library and Our Lady and St Michael’s Primary School to help brighten up the town in readiness of Abergavenny in Bloom 2019.

Cllr Penny Jones, Cabinet Member for Social Care and Health said:

‘Greenfingers offers so much to both individuals with disabilities and the wider community. I am so pleased to see that the project is helping to brighten up County Hall in Usk and I congratulate them for their special contribution award in 2018. The impact of gardening on both mental and physical health and wellbeing is immense and I love to see this project helping many people in the community to stay well and active. I encourage residents to pop into the Melville Theatre and take a look at what Greenfingers has to offer.’

The project is open to the public Monday to Thursday until 3.30pm and Friday till 3.00pm. Residents are welcome to visit the project and place orders for planters. For more information please contact: 01873 854489.