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Orchardville Grows project up for award

By Staff Reporter

It's a project which aims to use plants and gardens to improve physical and mental health.

The innovative horticulture and gardening project to support people with learning disabilities and/or autism was officially opened on Wednesday in Bangor.

The Orchardville Grows project will provide people with a learning disability the opportunity to participate in a horticulture project, using plants and gardens to improve their physical and mental health, as well as communication and social skills.

The initiative is being delivered by Orchardville, a local charity, in partnership with South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust (SEHSCT) and Groundwork NI.

The project has already been shortlisted as a finalist for the National Learning Disabilities & Autism Awards (Northern Ireland) 2018.

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