The NHS Forest is a project coordinated by the Centre for Sustainable Healthcare. Funded by charitable trusts and corporate and individual sponsorship, the project’s central aims are to:

  • improve the health and wellbeing of patients, staff 
    and communities by increasing access to green space on or near to NHS land
  • encourage greater social cohesion between NHS sites and the local communities around them
  • spark projects that bring together professionals and volunteers to use new and existing woodland for art, food crops, reflection and exercise, and to encourage biodiversity
  • highlight innovative ideas to encourage the use of gardens and other green space for therapeutic purposes. 

We do this by:

Find out more about our programmes here. Watch our NHS Forest video below.

Latest news

6 May 2021

Around one in four people in the UK suffer from hayfever – and for those who also have asthma, pollen can exacerbate their symptoms. As such, the impact of pollen should be a key consideration for healthcare sites looking to expand their tree planting and landscaping. It is often said that the...