Patients at a Bristol Hospital to be Served up Dinners Using Herbs Grown on the Building's Roof

Herbs grown in a new roof garden at Southmead Hospital are to be served up in meals for patients and staff.

The roof terrace of the hospital's Brunel building has been transformed into a culinary, medicinal and therapeutic herb garden planted with over 30 herbs, all of which will be used in meals prepared for trust staff and patients.

The garden will also be used to help promote recovery among patients, and to promote the hospital's biodiversity by hosting pollinating plants to encourage bees and other small insects to flourish.

Herbs planted include mint, gold-tipped oregano and hyssop.

The herb garden was originally the brainchild of executive chef Gary Millard and has been designed and planted by locally-based and internationally acclaimed herb expert Jekka McVicar.

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