The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

St James’s Way edible food trail launches

1 August 2017

As part of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Sustainability GRASP campaign, the sustainability group have now delivered an exciting project involving a series of food gardens across the St James’s hospital site.  

Each food garden is part of the St James’s Way, a trail of raised beds across the grounds of St James’s hospital and an example of the Trust’s sustainability initiatives called GRASP, working with local charity Back to Front. Each garden is for staff, patients and visitors to enjoy and look after.


The raised beds provide an area for staff and patients to tend to and forage from, and also form a walking trail across the site.  Each food garden is themed, and following a great response, they have been created using feedback from the public. 

The final chosen themes were:

  1. Colourful foods
  2. Edible flowers
  3. Herbs
  4. Scented
  5. Thackray herbs
  6. Organic vegetable garden
  7. Grows well in Yorkshire
  8. Bee & butterfly friendly
  9. Nutritious foods
  10. Pick me up for lunch

Click here to download a map