A mulberry tree has been planted in Warneford Meadow by MP Andrew Smith to celebrate the meadow’s role as a therapeutic and community green space in the heart of Oxford.

Warneford Meadow, adjacent to the Warneford Hospital, is a place to relax and reflect for service-users, staff and local residents.

The tree was planted by the Oxford East MP, who described the meadow as one of the “green lungs” of the city, at an event hosted by the Friends of Warneford Meadow.

Mr Smith said: “It’s great to be able to celebrate the lovely natural environment we have here which is a wonderful therapeutic amenity for residents and staff and patients at the neighbouring NHS hospitals.”

Friends of Warneford Meadow committee member Chris Dunabin praised the way Oxford Health and residents work together to create a green space to be used by the community and those receiving care and working at the Warneford.

It’s lovely that the meadow is as it is, and that is should still be here giving pleasure to local residents and patients at the hospital in another hundred years.
Chris Dunabin