The Green Spaces Appeal aims to support the development, maintenance and enhancement of green spaces across Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust sites.

It was created initially in 2018 as a result of work at the Warneford Hospital to create a wildflower meadow and increase green-fingered patient activities.  Since then it has flourished with projects taking place at numerous inpatient, community and staff settings - bringing nature into our everyday.

The below images and videos give just a few examples of how your donations have made a huge difference to our patients, staff and carers over the last couple of years:

This artists impression of the Peace and Tranquility Garden at Abingdon Community Hospital was brought to life by staff, volunteers and the team at Chiltern Rangers in 2020.  

Each year, the charity is happy to support Apple Day at the Warneford Meadow Orchard - with patients, staff and community members harvesting apples in the Autumn to be turned into apple juice by the brilliant Rupert at Tiddly Pommes.

The young people at Marlborough House, Swindon have proved particularly green fingered, taking part in activities, planting and decorating the outdoor spaces at the CAMHS unit with support from the charity and local organisation TWIGS.

                 

As part of our wider involvement with the Trust Green Spaces Group and the Sustainability Steering Group we were proud to support the 2020 virtual HealthFest event - Thriving with Nature - and NHS Sustainability Day in 2021 with four trees being planted across our sites to represent our commitment to creating a sustainable future - A tree-mendous addition to Oxford Health’s green spaces | Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust.

New projects are being proposed regularly and we hope to see the creation of an outdoor gym, new sensory garden spaces and outdoor activity spots in the coming year. We couldn't do this without your support - thank you!