Creating a Therapeutic Garden

Duration: 4 hours

Gardens have been used to ‘heal’ throughout the ages – an example from the past is the cloistered monastery garden. To be therapeutic, a garden must evoke positive feelings in the viewer and visitor in the garden. When positive feelings are invoked the body and mind is thought to heal better. In this course, you will learn how to create gardens that are appropriate for horticultural therapy situations. Includes material on sensory gardens and landscape principles.