Blooming Marvellous Garden Makeover For Cwmbran Day Opportunities

Adults living with disabilities from Cwmbran Day Opportunities will be able to have a summer of outdoor fun, thanks to a fresh garden makeover.

The team set to work to give the overgrown outdoor area a bit of TLC, deciding it would be a great place for the people they support to sit with friends and enjoy tea and cake in the sunshine.

The design of the garden is themed around the individuals who use the service, and each person has a photo included detailing what the space means to them.

It also has an accessible bench, sensory garden planters, and an area for each person supported by the service to call their own.

The team have plans to add to the garden throughout the year, including a bug hotel, bird nesting boxes and winter wildflowers.

Megan Gwyer, Service Manager at Cwmbran Day Opportunities, said: “We wanted to provide a beautiful outdoor area where the people we support could have fun and spend time with their friends while enjoying nature.

“I’m particularly proud of our sensory planters, where people can see, smell and taste different flavours. I’m also delighted that individuals will have their own little patch to water, weed and care for, which really makes it a community space.

“We can’t wait for our friends to join us in the garden and share this beautiful outdoor area.”

Bronwen Jones, who uses Cwmbran Day Opportunities, said: “The new garden space is wonderful. It’s so nice to be able to sit out and have a cup of tea outside.

“I’m looking forward to seeing how it grows and changes throughout the summer and in the winter.”

Cwmbran Day Opportunities provides a day service to disabled adults living in Cwmbran and the surrounding areas. It gives disabled adults the opportunity to try a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure and social activities, both individually and as part of a group.