Here’s a good resource for anyone interested in healthcare garden design: Healing Landscapes.org.
The website is setup as a database to provide information on landscapes that promote health and well-being. Naomi Sachs, a landscape architect with an MLA from the University of California, Berkeley, is the Founder and Director of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network. Her enthusiasm and dedication to this effort is contagious. While the website is in its formative stages, it is still an excellent place to find other like minded designers and examples of built projects that focus on therapeutic landscapes.
The associated blog, Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog, provides thoughtful and informative posts on relevant topics. I particularly enjoyed this post on Design Inspiration from the Huntington Children’s Garden.
This looks like a fun and stimulating place, even for a big kid. The garden is so successful in speaking to all of the senses through creative design and interactive play. For more information on the Huntington Children’s Garden , go to: www.huntington.org.