Title page for ETD etd-05132002-115528

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Vapaa, Annalisa Gartman
Author's Email Address luvmeadows@aol.com
URN etd-05132002-115528
Title Healing Gardens: Creating Places for Restoration, Meditation, and Sanctuary
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Landscape Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bryant, Margaret M. Committee Chair
Katen, Brian F. Committee Member
Mills, William Committee Member
  • healing gardens
  • restoration gardens
  • sanctuary gardens
Date of Defense 2002-04-29
Availability unrestricted
The “healing garden” is an evolving concept that is gaining popularity today. What is a healing garden? Why is one garden called a healing garden and not another? How is a healing garden defined? In what way are gardens healing? This thesis describes the ways in which healing gardens are beneficial in healthcare and residential settings. A set of guidelines for the design of healing gardens is created as a result of research findings as well as three design projects that are illustrated in the document.
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