Restorative Gardens

Restorative Gardens

The Healing Landscape

Book - 1998
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Restorative gardens for the sick, which were a vital part of the healing process from the Middle Ages to the early 20th century, provided ordered settings in which patients could begin to heal, both physically and mentally. In this book, a landscape architect, a physician and a historian examine the history and role of restorative gardens to show why it is important to again integrate nature into the institutional - and largely factorylike - settings of modern health care facilities. The authors present the history of restorative gardens and studies six American health care centers that cherish the role of their gardens in the therapeutic process. These institutions are examined in detail: community hospitals in Wasau, Wisconisn, and Monterey, California; a full-care mental institution in Philadelphia; a nursing home in Queens; a facility for rehabilitative medicine in New York City; and a hospice in Houston.
Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, 1998
ISBN: 9780300072389
0300072384
Branch Call Number: 712.7 G371
712.7 G371
Characteristics: viii, 191 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Healing landscape

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