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The Power of Healing Gardens

A look at the power of healing gardens for your medical campus, featuring studioINSITE designs.

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The Power of Healing Gardens

  1. 1. the power of HEALING GARDENS
  2. 2. Hospital healing gardens and outdoor spaces provide health benefits for staff, patients and family members. Often these spaces are underutilized but have tremendous power.
  3. 3. We bring flowers to the sick to create a healing environment. But what if instead of bringing blooms to the patient, you brought the patient to the blooms?
  4. 4. Anschutz Medical Campus, Healing Commons
  5. 5. Children’s Hospital South Campus, Healing Garden
  6. 6. Children’s Hospital South Campus, Healing Garden
  7. 7. The trend has emerged from more than two decades of research that show that patients who can enjoy the view of a garden outside their hospital window, and that those who can go outside and experience nature first-hand, are likely to heal more quickly than those who cannot.
  8. 8. Semper Fidelis Healing Garden
  9. 9. “Supportive gardens in health care facilities potentially can be an important adjunct to the healing effects of drugs and other modern medical technology, and help improve the overall quality of care,” Roger S. Ulrich, PhD, of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A&M University
  10. 10. North Colorado Medical Center, Kemme Healing Garden
  11. 11. North Colorado Medical Center, Kemme Healing Garden
  12. 12. Healing gardens provide: • Soothing distractions • Opportunities for movement and light exercise • Social support • A sense of control for patients • A feeling of being home
  13. 13. St. Anthony’s Hospital
  14. 14. Brent’s Place Too, Healing Garden
  15. 15. “The garden experience is life enhancing and it’s life rebuilding.” - Teresia Hazen, MED, a registered horticultural therapist and coordinator of therapeutic gardens for Legacy Health System.
  16. 16. Platte Valley Medical Center, Healing Garden
  17. 17. Platte Valley Medical Center, Healing Garden
  18. 18. Platte Valley Medical Center, Healing Garden
  19. 19. the power of HEALING GARDENS find us at studio-insite.com for more information or to get started on your medical campus’ healling garden

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