That’s really useful. Gardens as places for spiritual, psychological and physical healing By Kristin Faurest, Ph.D Artemisia Landscape Design Budapest/ Corvinus University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture. It includes indoor and outdoor space, cultivated gardens, and natural environments. Case Study – Healing Gardens 3 July 2016 By Joanne Aquilina Situated in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Crown Sky Garden is a sanctuary for patients, families, doctors and administrators within the 23 story Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Lecture outline 1. Well-designed healing gardens in hospitals and healthcare facilities reduce stress, improve clinical outcomes, provide opportunities for escape from stressful clinical settings, heighten patient/consumer satisfaction with healthcare providers, increase care quality, and consequently improve economic outcomes by reducing the costs of care (Ulrich, 2002). Increasing the quality of the public areas where family members, staff, and patients meet would require paying special attention to noise levels, access to natural sunlight, plants and gardens, accessibility and way finding in the facility, and aesthetic quality (artwork, water features, music, etc.). Healing gardens exist at hospitals, summer camps, human service facilities, patient’s homes, and botanic gardens. The findings of this study provide further support for Roger Ulrich’s (1999) Theory of Supportive Gardens and highlight the importance of the inclusion of healing gardens in hospitals. Similar to studies of healing gardens in children’s hospitals elsewhere, it appears that visitors to the LCCH gardens primarily seek a place to sit and relax, however the findings from this study are likely biased by the data being collected in diaries left on benches. So the importance of designing a healing garden … Patients and staff in hospitals were beginning to lobby for the creation of usable outdoor space (for example, St. Vincent’s Hospital Cancer Center, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Good Samaritan Hospital, Portland, Oregon); the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) began to sponsor special sessions on healing gardens at its annual conference. The diversity of healing gardens for cancer populations is broad. Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals Roger S. Ulrich, Ph.D. Center for Health Systems and Design Colleges of Architecture and Medicine Texas A & M University College State, TX 77843 INTRODUCTION This paper selectively reviews scientific research on the influences of gardens and plants in hospitals and other healthcare settings. Traditional healing gardens are often found within or adjacent to indoor healthcare set-tings. 2 Gardens in Healthcare Facilities: Uses, Therapeutic Benefits, and Design Recommendations T HE THEORETICAL UNDERPINNINGS of this project arise from four differing bodies of research on emotional re-sponse to the natural environment: (1) viewing natural scenes; (2) horticultural therapy, or Healing Gardens’ Design (Offering a practical framework for designing of private healing gardens) Hesham M. El-Barmelgy Associate Professor – Department of Urban Design Faculty of Regional and Urban Planning Cairo University Abstract The paper addresses a research gap … 3.2. Using this Health Concept and benefits of horticultural therapy 4. Certain healing gardens in hospitals and healthcare facilities, but more so in public or semi-public spaces, do not meet the basic design principles of healing gardens. Design of healing gardens in pediatric hospitals The healing garden is an outdoor green area on the campus of the hospital that has the ability to relieve physical illnesses and low stress levels as the emotional instability of hospitalized children. Introduction and history of therapeutic landscapes/healing gardens 2. Image courtesy Ten Eyck Landscape Architects. Several studies in the United States 5, 6, 7 and Sweden 8 have evaluated healing gardens in rehabilitation and children’s hospitals, however, much more work is needed to understand the values and benefits of these gardens, and how to design them to maximize their healing potential. This trend is … With the lack of statutory guidelines, any practitioner and private initiative can, in theory, design and construct an open space and call it … Definitions of therapeutic landscapes/healing gardens 3. type as a “healing garden”, already that begins to suggest that more people are going to think about it. promote health and healing. Arizona Cancer Center at UMC North. HEALING GARDENS IN HOSPITALS THE NECESSITY OF NATURE Clare Cooper Marcus MA, MCP, Hon ASLA Professor Emerita, Departments of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley www.healinglandscapes.com www.ionadreaming.com claremarcus27@gmail.com . Why are some gardens called healing gardens, when it seems as though all gardens (and nature) are intrinsically appealing and beneficial to humans?The term healing gardens is most often applied to green spaces in hospitals and other healthcare facilities that specifically aim to improve health outcomes.