Healing Gardens: Creating Places for Restoration, Meditation, and Sanctuary

Apr 29, 2002

The “healing garden” is an evolving concept that is gaining popularity today. What is a healing garden? Why is one garden called a healing garden and not another? How is a healing garden defined? In what way are gardens healing? This masters thesis describes the ways in which healing gardens are beneficial in healthcare and residential settings. A set of guidelines for the design of healing gardens is created as a result of research findings as well as three design projects that are illustrated in the document.

Annalisa Gartman Vapaa
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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Architecture and Urban Studies

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