Chepstow Library Reading Garden
Before the library refurbishment the garden area was litter strewn and unloved. We wanted to use the garden to improve services to customers:
- Outdoor stories and crafts for children
- Space for reflective reading
- Meeting space for reading groups
- Study space using the library internet via wi-fi
- A community garden for all to enjoy
As part of the refurbishment the garden area was made secure and access was created from the library via a new automated door and a ramp.
Since the library re-opened in January 2012 the garden has been developed by a working group made up of community volunteers and library staff. The group has:
- Cleared the garden and improved the soil
- Planted a new cherry tree donated by the Garden City Gardening Group
- Planted several new climbers to provide screening from the car park
The prison service in Usk have provided new planters and the Gwent Federation of WIs have made waterproof cushions and donated a malus in a pot.
There is still a lot of work to be done and the working group agreed that our future plans would be best developed via a new 'Friends' group.
Progress Jan 2012 to Garden Opening on 23 April 2012:
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