A Garden at Your Workplace May Reduce Stress

Jul 01, 2003

This paper presents results from a study in which 656 randomly selected people in nine Swedish cities answered a questionnaire addressing their experiences of stress and their use of green outdoor environments at their workplaces. The results may be interpreted as showing that access to a garden at work may have a positive impact both on stress and on ”trivsel,” a Swedish word meaning comfort, pleasure and well-being.

keywords: garden, workplace, stress and restorative environment

Ulrika A. Stigsdotter
Presented at: 
Design & Health World Congress & Exhibition (WCDH 2003, Montreal)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
The International Academy for Design and Health

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