Lavender Green Flowers, London’s luxury florist, has embarked on an incredible new project to build a therapeutic and educational garden for patients at Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead, a Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) hospital in Taplow.

After completion, the florists and extended team will help to maintain the garden on a seasonal basis and offer advice on its upkeep.

By bringing this garden to life within the hospital grounds, Lavender Green Flowers looks forward to the start of a long relationship with the hospital.

Huntercombe Hospital cares for young people aged between 12-18, with eating disorders and other complex mental health conditions, a cause Lavender Green Flowers cares deeply about.

Evidence of the physical, social and physiological benefits that gardens provide patients battling with mental health issues has been proven by medical research over the years.

The garden will be abundant with raised flower beds and fruit trees, and Lavender Green Flowers will work closely with the hospital’s on-site chef to maintain a large allotment growing fruit and vegetables.

Due to the known psychologically restorative effect water has, the florists have also enlisted the professional help of Land and Water to reconstruct an existing pond.

As well as becoming a sanctuary to encourage healing, comfort and positive social exchange for patients and staff, the therapeutic garden will be used for educational purposes, including art and horticultural classes.

With Lavender Green Flower’s knowledge and expertise, the florists are creating this garden with the hope that it will bring positivity to all.

Angela Hudgell, Education Manager at Huntercombe Hospital Maidenhead said: “We are hugely grateful to Lavender Green Flowers for redeveloping our garden.

"They are reawakening an ancient site so that both our young people and staff from all over the hospital can enjoy being in this area.

"We are looking forward to using the garden to teach in as well as it being a peaceful ‘secret garden’ to take a break in.”

A young patient added: “I am really looking forward to the garden transformation, it will be a nice atmosphere to relax in and will be wonderful inspiration for my artwork.”