Why are some gardens called healing gardens, when it seems as though all gardens (and nature) are intrinsically appealing and beneficial to humans?
The term healing gardens is most often applied to green spaces in hospitals and other healthcare facilities that specifically aim to improve health outcomes. These gardens provide a place of refuge and promote healing in patients, families, and staff. Any environment can promote healing, but gardens are particularly able to do so because humans are hard-wired to find nature engrossing and soothing.
This article originates from the University of Minnesota and the link to the article was authorized to be published by :
Louise Delagran, Senior Education Specialist | Director, Learning Resources Group
Earl E. Bakken, Center for Spirituality & Healing | Academic Health Center | University of Minnesota