An inspirational redesign and transformation of the garden space at Newbridge House will commence this summer.

The themes and concepts for the garden design came from the young people at Newbridge themselves, creating a legacy from present to future patients.

The project is the result of a collaboration between the James Brindley School, who provide the education service at Newbridge, together with the construction company Willmott Dixon and Newbridge House.

Construction company, Willmott Dixon chose Newbridge as the West Midlands beneficiary of their annual community project for a charity or key service.

The garden development will include a wishing tree within a water feature, seating pods beneath greenery and beautifully landscaped areas.

Young people at Newbridge came up with the theme and developed ideas for a space that is therapeutic while also thinking of features to support the activity of gardening and growing healthy food.

During discussions, young people spoke about creativity and how garden space can help you to feel and become stronger, through movement and fresh air. The designs incorporate inspirational design features such as a wishing tree and seating pods beneath trees, together with more practical elements such as raised beds, compost areas and sheds. The theme was: “If you nurture plants, you nuture yourself.”

Every year, Willmott Dixon choose one charity or service within each region to support by applying their design and construction skills to a project for them, working in collaboration with the people.

“We were really delighted to be chosen as the West Midlands beneficiary for this exciting programme,” says Janet Tighe, senior occupational therapist who worked with groups of young people to develop their ideas for the garden project.

“The young people really embraced the project and contributed some wonderful ideas and designs. We look forward to seeing the designs come to life, having such a beautiful outdoor space and a legacy from all the young people who have each played an important part in the whole project.”

The garden redevelopment will include seating pads beneath trees, a patio terrace, raised beds, a bug hotel and nature centre, lawn and compost areas, a wishing tree set within a raised water feature.