At Wellness Garden Design, I create outdoor spaces that are specifically designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden.
Wellness Gardens can be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living residences, continuing care retirement communities, out-patient cancer centers, hospice residences, and other related healthcare and residential environments.
The focus of the Wellness Gardens is primarily on incorporating plants and friendly wildlife into the space. The settings can be designed to include active uses such as raised planters for horticultural therapy activities or programmed for passive uses such as quiet private sitting areas next to a small pond with a trickling waterfall.
To learn more about what types of things need to be thought out for one of these special gardens, please read this blog post about designing an Inclusive Wellness Garden.