Former England footballer Joe Cole has launched a garden designed to promote well-being at a hospital.
Located at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham, the garden is planned to be the first of several in the country.
The aim is to allow staff, patients and visitors to “connect with nature” and “rest, reflect and recuperate”.
The project is being supported by Mr Cole and his wife Carly’s 11 Foundation, which works with charities on community initiatives.
Mr Cole played for West Ham United, Chelsea and Liverpool and won 56 caps for England.
He said: “I’m a big believer in the power of nature, even more so when we were all cooped up, for