Research in Gardens and Healing Environments


Cooper Marcus, C. (2005) Healing Gardens in Hospitals.

Epstein, M. (2006). Hopital Gardens Help Patients Heal: Well-planned spaces aid strength, mobility amd mental skills. Healthcare Design & Construction.

Green Valley Consulting Engineers (2011). The healing power of gardens: Finding 'a sustained level of comfort and solace' in nature.

Larson, J. M. (2006) What's so therapeutic about horticulture? The Nature or Success: Success for Nature. pp.1-5.

Mahan, C.and Lidia Stone Kimball, ASLA (2006). “The Healing Garden at Providence Hospital.” ASLA Healthcare and Therapeutic Garden Professional Practice Network Newsletter, Spring:

Rice Memorial Hospital. The Healing Garden at Rice.

Ulrich, R. S. (2002). Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals. Paper for conference, Plants for People International Exhibition Floriade.

University of Minnesota Department of Horticultural Science.(2006). Sustainable Urban Landscape Information Series: Healing Gardens.

Winterbottom, D. (2005). The Healing Nature of Lanscapes. University of Washington School of Public Health & Community Medicine (Spring/Summer 2005).

Vapaa, Annalisa Gartman (2002). "Healing Gardens: Creating Places for Restoration, Meditation, and Sanctuary. What are the defining characteristics that make a healing garden?" Master of Landscape Architecture Thesis for Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Quayle, H (2009) The true value of community farms and gardens: social, environmental, health and economic. Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens.