The Forest of Hearts is proud to be creating an edible Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford upon Avon Hospital. which will bring health and support to a broad range of people. Starting with a show Garden of Wellbeing at RHS Malvern Spring Festival May 9th - 12th 2019, the focus will be on edible plants to illustrate physical and mental health benefits of food, plants, biodiversity, nature and colour. This garden will be the first of its drawing lots of attention at the Midlands’ and South West’s top gardening show attracting good national & regional TV coverage. You can support the Garden of Wellbeing through a corporate partnership, donations, volunteering or through Gifts in Kind.
The garden will then go on to become part of the Royal Three Counties Show 14th - 16th June, this is the largest agricultural show in the Midlands, showcasing the best of British farming, food and the countryside.
The gardens will then be relocated to a large Garden of Wellbeing at Stratford Upon Avon’s new Cancer and Eye Treatment Hospital to bring health and enjoyment to 1000’s of visitors, staff and patients a day for the next 5 years. In 2024 the plants will be relocated to the Forest of Hearts Forest Garden which will grow over 100 varieties of edible crops from the familiar fruits, nuts and berries, through to unusual leaves and flowers for salads and some edible roots and tubers. The main beneficiaries will be local schools, care homes, community groups and volunteers, who will gain free, nutritious food and a local educational outdoor space. If you would like to volunteer at the Garden of Wellbeing please click here. For more information contact Carole on 07774 424404.