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Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces 1st Edition

This comprehensive and authoritative guide offers an evidence-based overview of healing gardens and therapeutic landscapes from planning to post-occupancy evaluation. It provides general guidelines for designers and stakeholders in a variety of projects, as well as patient-specific covering twelve categories ranging from burn patients, psychiatric patients, to hospice and Alzheimer's patients. Sections on participatory design and funding offer guidance to the entire team, not just designers, while a planting and maintenance chapter gives information to ensure that safety, longevity, and budgetary concerns are addressed.