Royal Free garden volunteers

Royal Free garden volunteer working on the land in front of the hospitalRoyal Free garden volunteers work on the external environment of the Royal Free Hospital, to provide a more welcoming and attractive introduction to the hospital for patients, staff and visitors. 

Work on the land on Pond Street, by the main hospital sign, started in autumn 2015. This is the area where television crews film when a member of staff is being interviewed, so it’s an important part of the public face of the hospital, however we also aim to improve the aspect for passers-by.

As we gather more volunteers, we are hoping to extend our efforts to other areas of the hospital estate, such as the area outside the main entrance by the outdoor coffee shop, where patients and visitors sit for a breath of fresh air. Eventually we hope to work further down the hill, and even to create a visual link with the green space on Hampstead Green, by St Stephen’s church. 

We usually gather on Saturday mornings. The work is seasonal, depending on the needs of the garden, but bad weather doesn’t stop us! 

If you’d like to get involved, please contact gill.hyatt@nhs.net or call voluntary services on 0207 830 2306.