Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces

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Timber Press, May 19, 2015 - Health & Fitness - 324 pages
“For those who believe in the healing power of nature, or those who are interested in the history of therapeutic garden design and philosophies, Therapeutic Gardens is a great resource and a fascinating book.”NYBG’s Plant Talk

In Therapeutic Gardens, landscape architect Daniel Winterbottom and occupational therapist Amy Wagenfeld present an innovative approach that translates therapeutic design principles into practice. This comprehensive book uses examples from around the world to demonstrate how healing spaces can be designed to support learning, movement, sensory nurturance, and reconciliation, as well as improved health. This important book sheds lights on how the combined strength of multiple disciplines provide the tools necessary to design meaningful and successful landscapes for those in the greatest need.
 

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Gardens can be healing in several ways; they can have a soothing effect on stressed people, they can have features that actually work as physical therapy, they can be geared towards those with limited ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
6
Introduction
9
Foundations
17
Collaborative Design
43
Gardens for Movement and Physical Rehabilitation
111
Gardens for Solace and Comfort
145
Learning Gardens
197
Sensory Gardens
225
Community Gardens
261
Maintaining the Therapeutic Garden
291
Afterword
304
References
307
Acknowledgments
313
Photography and Image Credits
315
Index
316
Copyright

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About the author (2015)

Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA, is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington and earned his MLa from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Daniel's research is in landscape as a cultural expression, ecological urban design, and healing/restorative landscapes built in the environement. His firm, Winterbottom Design, Inc., focuses on designing healing/resorative gardens.

Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist, educator, researcher, and master gardener. She is on the faculty in the department of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University and has a therapeutic landscape design consultation practice. She presents on and publishes on topics relating to occupational therapy, interprofessional collaboration with designers, and access to nature. 

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