The NHS Forest is about so much more than trees.

Our network of over 370 healthcare sites have created occupational therapy gardens, staff allotments, productive orchards, mini (and not so mini) meadows, outdoor gyms, rooftop terraces, wildlife-filled ponds, bee borders, and much, much more.

If you’re looking for inspiration on how to create or expand green space on your healthcare site, we’ve got plenty of ideas, ‘how to’ guides and resources to start you off. We’ve also shared case studies on how sites have encouraged patients, staff and community groups to engage with nature, through outdoor workplace wellbeing, therapy gardens and on-site rangers.

Have a browse through our ideas below, or view our full list of resources here.

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