Occupational therapist Yvette Black has been involved in the regeneration of bushland near Bloomfield Hospital for 10 years.
She said she took patients for a walk through the area to let them enjoy the relaxed environment.
“Being an occupational therapist as well as someone who is interested in agriculture and the environment, it formed a beautiful marriage of those things,” she said.
“Having the bushland here was a real asset to the site and for patients’ care.”
Ms Black said she was one of the founding members of an advisory group set up to manage the area between the health service complex and Bloomfield Road.
On Sunday she was an organiser of the National Tree Day activity in the reserve where 600 native trees were planted by 50 volunteers.