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4Site Incorporated

Drew Wharton, Founding Partner/Principal Landscape Architect
7500 Memorial Parkway SW, Suite 209
Huntsville, AL 35802
Phone: 256-539-1221
Fax: 256-539-1220


4Site is a Huntsville based, interdisciplinary firm with a commitment to deliver innovative design and excellent service to our clients. Our collaborative process and combined professional experience enables us to provide your project with extraordinary unique vision. We’ve been celebrating successful relationships with our clients since 2003.


With over 35 years of experience in the design of Landscape Architectural projects, 4Site’s work encompasses a wide variety of garden styles which include therapeutic garden plans, Senior Living communities, Botanical Gardens, gardens for meditation and columbarium’s. Our most recent commission has provided us with the opportunity to design a Playscape and Restorative garden for The Riley Behavioral and Educational Center in Huntsville Alabama.

We welcome the opportunity to discuss your next therapeutic garden project.


Redstone Military Retirement Residence Association
Redstone Village Courtyard Garden, therapeutic garden
Huntsville, Alabama
Interior courtyards/atriums of residential Jewish elderly community.

Located at an independent living/retirement village, The Courtyard Garden at Redstone Village is not just a therapeutic garden in name only. Working alongside our talented friends at The Fockele Garden Center from Gainesville, Georgia, 4Site created the garden to be a place of respite where residents can reconnect with nature. It offers easy pedestrian access, the soothing sound and sight of moving water, places to sit and rest, places for solitude, and space for gatherings with family and friends. Most importantly, its plant mix includes both familiar plants that everyone loves along with unusual plants that add interest to the garden.

It has always been commonplace that a beautiful garden restores the body and the soul, but now that proposition has been proven empirically in many rigorous scientific studies. If any further proof is needed, it can be found at the Courtyard Garden at Redstone Village.

Features of the Courtyard Garden include:

  • Handicap access
  • Paved sidewalk
  • Benches for seating and reflection
  • Areas for residents to plant their own flowers
  • Extensive water feature/waterfalls/pond
  • Heavily landscaped with variety of flowers for fragrance, color and texture
  • Trees providing shade

Aguafina Aguafina Aguafina

Aguafina Gardens International

Daryl N. Toby, Principal
2629 Orchard Lake Road
Sylvan Lake, MI 48320
Toll free: 888.738.0599
Fax: 248.738. 0554


Design- Create –Build

Established for over twenty years, AguaFina Gardens International is a complete Landscape Architectural Design and Installation firm specializing in detail oriented projects for select clientele nationally and internationally. Over the years we have earned a reputation for our expertise in stone setting, unique features, and a garden style that merges modern fusion, Asian influences, and natural elements.


Each project is unique on its own with a vision that comes from a collaborative effort between our designers, project owners, and craftsmen. While having the capability and vision to design and execute larger scale projects, frequently we are called upon to focus on a specific aspect or key element and are experienced in participating as part of a larger broader based design team. As we are not only a design firm, but actively install our creations, we understand the nuances of even the smallest details, which many times become the most important part of a finished project.

Garden Décor – A collection

Having incorporated authentic sculptural elements into our gardens over the past several years, AguaFina is pleased to make available our unique architectural elements, accents and stone. Our collection includes hand carved sculptures, functional art, fountains, traditional Japanese lanterns, found artifacts, reclaimed antique pavers, and other specialty stone items. This includes custom commissioned pieces, sculptural design/fabrication and sourcing of select materials. We regularly collaborate with other designers and are available for assistance with installation and implementation techniques, including structural support and water feature hydraulics. Installation services are available nationally and internationally.

Project list coming soon

Arcadia Studio, Inc.

Bob Cunningham, ASLA, Principal
Santa Barbara, CA
805.962.9055 x32

Images coming soon


Arcadia Studio, established on 2001, is a small firm with particular interest in development that benefits the community. We have prepared landscape designs for many facilities serving the medical community, as well as many sites for the elderly. Two of our four partners have completed the Chicago Botanical Garden’s certification course in Health Care Garden Design, and we continue to take advantage of opportunities to expand our knowledge of design for the special circumstances involving health care, long-term care, rehabilitation, assisted living and hospice care.


We are particularly interested in working directly with clients who have an overriding dedication to providing the best possible healing environments for their patients and residents, in a manner that will, ideally, have a beneficial effect on the environment. We are dedicated to the sustainability of our projects, both in terms of environmental impact and long-term operating cost.

While we consider our talents and skills second to none, we strongly believe that our designs must first and foremost provide, in the best way possible, for the needs of our clients.

We have three hospital projects currently underway in 2011; Cottage Hospital’s main campus in Santa Barbara, Cottage Health System’s Goleta Valley Cottage Hospital, and Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California. All of these developments include generous outdoor areas devoted to patients, visitors and staff, with peaceful settings for enjoyment o f the outdoors in secure surroundings. These projects are described in detail in the list of projects that follows.

Project list coming soon

Arkos Design, Inc.

Principal: Jeff Anglemyer, AIA
Contact person: Darla Davidson Aldred, PLA, LEED AP
Certified Healthcare Garden Designer
117 South Main Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Phone: 574-257-0000


Arkos Design is a design firm located in Mishawaka, Indiana. Established in 2005, Arkos Design has a full-service design team providing landscape architecture, architecture, and interior design services for senior living, healthcare and academic environments. Having gained a reputation for their collaborative design approach and integrity, Arkos Design has experienced sustained growth and ongoing relationships with clients over multiple projects. Their philosophy encompasses the belief that inherent to design is the appreciation that more solutions exist than problems.

Arkos Design recognizes the importance of connection between nature and people and that biophilic design solutions create healthy, attractive, and functional environments for people. Creating the best opportunities to see, interact, and enjoy nature-whether by views from the inside or from inviting courtyards, gardens and pathway- is integral to their philosophy. Through careful evaluation and thoughtful, creative design, the professionals at Arkos Design work closely with their clients to successfully integrate the built and natural environments.


Project list

Hubbard Hill Estates
Angel Garden
Elkhart, Indiana
Senior Living
Accessible healing garden

This garden provides residents with access down a steep embankment to the existing ponds. A large waterfall and stream, overlooks, and seating are integrated through the landscape terraces to complement the pathways and performance patio. In addition to use by the residents of Hubbard Hill, this garden is open to the public and will accommodate community events and activities.

The Sanctuary at Marycrest
Livonia, Michigan
Outdoor Therapy Garden
Neighborhood Gardens

The outdoor therapy garden is directly accessed from the PT gym to provide opportunity to therapeutically traverse common outdoor obstacles with staff. Raised beds of sitting and standing heights, various seating opportunities and hand rails encourage people of all abilities to enjoy the ample surrounding landscape.

Neighborhood patios feature shade structures, looped pathways, water features, a rich landscape and more to provide a variety of experiences and choices for residents.

Artemis Landscape Architects, Inc.

Tara M. Vincenta, RLA, ASLA, Principal and Founder
277 Fairfield Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06604
Tel: 203-683-1808
ASD Design Guidlines

Images and project list coming soon


At Artemis, our goal is to create carefully considered landscapes of enduring beauty which subtly capture the spirit of place, connecting people with their environment and the extraordinary beauty of nature. As a talented and experienced group of designers we collaborate with architects and consultants to create outstanding design solutions for our clients. We listen carefully and are attentive to the requirements of site, program, budget and schedule.


Project list coming soon

Marni Barnes/Deva Designs

Deva Designs
Marni Barnes, Principal
Palo Alto, CA

BHA Design BHA Design BHA Design

BHA Design, Inc.

Angela K. Milewski, Principal
1603 Oakridge Drive
Fort Collins, CO 80525-6249
Phone: 970.223.7577
Fax: 970.223.1827


BHA Design is an award-winning boutique landscape architecture and planning firm established in January 1993. We specialize in therapeutic, sustainable, and whimsical outdoor environments designed for people. As our core values, we believe these are essential ingredients for creating a better world.


We have extensive experience in a wide variety of healthcare projects from campus site planning to detailed evidence-based therapeutic garden design. We work closely with our clients, staff, and medical practitioners to develop restorative outdoor environments and settings for Horticultural Therapy as a value-added medical service.

The healing and non-healing effects of our environment have long been appreciated by ancient cultures, yet are rarely apparent in contemporary design and development. We strive to address the healing benefits of the environment with every project that we work on.


The Children’s Hospital Clinic
Broomfield, CO, USA
Sensory playground for outdoor therapies

Poudre Valley Hospital Therapeutic Garden
Fort Collins, CO, USA
Horticulture therapy garden for inpatient hospital

Medical Center of the Rockies (left and center images)
Loveland, CO, USA
Restorative gardens for regional cardiac/trauma hospital
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McKee Cancer Center (right image)
Loveland, CO, USA
Infusion and viewing garden for cancer treatment

MacKenzie Place Senior Community
Fort Collins, CO, USA
Memory care garden for patients with Alzheimer’s
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Salem Replacement Hospital
Salem, OR, USA
Rooftop garden providing natural views from patient rooms
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St. Francis Medical Center
Cape Girardeau, MO, USA
Rooftop therapeutic garden

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Carol R. Johnson Associates Inc.

115 Broad Street
Boston MA 02110
Phone: 617.896.2500
Fax: 617.896.2340
Contact: Catherine Offenberg, ASLA, Principal,


Carol R. Johnson Associates is an award-winning landscape architectural design and environmental planning firm headquartered in Boston, MA. Founded in 1959, the firm uses a design approach that integrates natural systems with built features, achieving high quality, cost-effective solutions through the use of innovative and environmentally sensitive design.


CRJA has extensive experience in the design of therapeutic gardens for hospitals, senior residential communities, assisted living and other facilities — spaces that enrich the experience of patients, families, residents, visitors, and staff and that provide welcome relief from indoor clinical environments. We give careful thought to the principles of patient/family-centered care and we explore opportunities for views of nature, activities and seasonal color from waiting rooms and patient rooms; small viewing gardens from infusion therapy suites; quiet and contemplative gathering spaces in small, protected outdoor courtyards; and larger, more active spaces for outdoor gatherings, dining, or special event programming.


Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (right-hand image)
Yawkey Center for Cancer Care
Boston, MA, USA
Interior healing garden/atrium

Milford Hospital Cancer Center
Milford, MA, USA
Healing garden

Good Samaritan Medical Center
Brockton, MA, USA
Healing and sensory garden

Carleton Willard Village (center image)
Bedford, MA, USA
Sensory garden for residents with Alzheimer’s

Neville Place at Fresh Pond
Cambridge, MA, USA
Memory support garden

International Medical Center (left-hand image)
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Interior labyrinth courtyard, outdoor courtyards & contemplative spaces

Carter Van Dyke Associates Carter Van Dyke Associates Carter Van Dyke Associates

Carter van Dyke Associates (CVDA)

Landscape Architects/Planners
40 Garden Alley, Doylestown, PA 18901
Tel: 215.345.5053
Fax: 215.345.4324


Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc. is a landscape architecture and planning firm established in 1984. Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc. maintains a diverse practice that is dedicated to meeting the specific needs of the client. The design philosophy of Carter van Dyke Associates, Inc. is context driven: we seek to make each project blend into its natural, cultural, historic and social setting.


The firm’s interest in Healing Gardens and restorative spaces is related to a personal story. Carter van Dyke’s mother was a patient at St. Mary Medical Center. As he accidentally met a family friend whose mother was also hospitalized at St. Mary Medical Center, the two of them decided to develop a small garden to show their appreciation to the hospital and its staff. The project soon expanded and the challenge to transform was initiated, creating the non-profit organization Friends of the Healing Gardens, which raised funds for Cloister Garden, the first outdoor space at the core of the 53-acre St. Mary Medical Center. What started as a simple commemorative garden has become the core of a plan to entirely transform a medical center with self-sustaining, community-financed healing gardens. The original Friends of the Healing Gardens evolved with the Hospital’s Women’s Auxiliary into the more-encompassing St. Mary Community League, which initiated and funded installation of other gardens, such as the Cancer Center Garden and Green Roof, and is currently in progress of building the Canticle Garden at the off-site St. Mary LIFE facility for elderly.


Abramson Center for Jewish Life
North Wales, Pennsylvania
Interior courtyards/atriums of residential Jewish elderly community.

Doylestown Hospital Community Arboretum
Doylestown, PA
Continuing consulting on establishing a path system and various gardens next to the hospital and in the natural area on the property.

St. Mary Medical Center (left image)
Langhorne, PA, USA
Cloister Garden
Enclosed ~19,000 sq. ft. Japanese garden/atirum with a walk, an outdoor dining courtyard off the cafeteria, a large green and intimate spaces for reflection.
St. Mary Medical Center and the Community League (initiative and funding).
See CVDA’s web-site for more information and images.

St. Mary Medical Center
Langhorne, PA, USA
Cancer Center Garden
Enclosed space (atrium) for chemotherapy patients before and during infusion (upon gaining direct access from the Cancer Center).
See CVDA’s web-site for more information and images.

St. Mary Medical Center (right image)
Langhorne, PA, USA
Green Roof
Non-accessible garden over radiology unit providing the main view from four floors of patient rooms, offices and hallways.
See CVDA’s web-site for more information and images.

Virtua Memorial Hospital (center image)
Mount Holly, NJ, USA
Healing Garden of Senses
~ 5,500 sq.ft. healing garden focusing on sensory stimulation .
See CVDA’s web-site for more information and images.

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Copley Wolff Design Group

Landscape Architects & Planners
160 Boylston Street, 3rd floor
Boston, MA 02116
Tel: 617.654.9000
Fax: 617.654.9002


CWDG is a landscape architecture and planning firm located in downtown Boston, MA specializing in Urban Landscape, Corporate, Institutional, Planning, Parks & Recreation, Waterfront, and Resort projects.

The firm Specialties include Placemaking, Children’s Play & Discovery Landscapes, Integration of Art, Cultural & Historic Interpretation, Environmental Education, Landmark Destinations, and Community Participation.


Together, Principals John Copley and Lynn Wolff offer over fifty years of professional experience in landscape architecture and planning. Overlooking historic Boston Common, the office is comprised of eight landscape architects, planners, architects and graphic designers.

CWDG’s project portfolio includes: the I-93 Central Artery/Tunnel Surface Restoration through downtown Boston, the Rose Kennedy Greenway Wharf Park, the Frog Pond Renovation Project in the Boston Common, the landmark fountain at the First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Boston Children’s Museum Wharf Park Design, and Science Park at the Montshire Museum of Science in Norwich, Vermont.

CWDG’s extensive client list includes developers, municipalities, architects, and public and private institutions. For each client, CWDG adeptly manages a multi-disciplinary project team and assembles the expertise and approach specific to each project and its context.

CWDG has produced numerous award-winning design, high-profile, budget-responsive and schedule-sensitive projects throughout New England and the United States.

CWDG is also a certified Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE) and has five USGBC LEED® Accredited Professionals on staff.


Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital (left image)
Therapeutic Trail
Charlestown, MA, USA
Rehabilitation hospital

CWDG, with Spaulding’s support designed this therapeutic trail so patients could practice a variety of real world challenges within a safe and controlled environment.

The primary trail is a relatively level, six foot wide concrete walkway with staggered stainless steel handrails which will provide support opportunities during therapy if required. As the path continues, it begins to undulate and patients encounter increased walk slopes (1-3%) requiring greater skill and stamina to traverse. Interpretive markers, similar to those used on the perimeter walkway are located within the trail. The markers are used as 50’ distance markers for those testing their mobility or for cognitive skill development for those recovering from stroke or brain injuries.

Secondary paths are located off the main trail and provide a safe environment for individuals to train and further test their recovery on a variety of walking surfaces that will be encountered outside the hospital setting. The paths materials include, a wood boardwalk, crushed stone, field stone with stone dust joints and field stone field stone with mortared joints. They also include more aggressive challenges – granite stairs, six inch granite curb with paving on both sides, 4.9% sloped walk and a 1:12 ramp with handrails. Interactive, spinning rock elements have been incorporated along the trail for upper body conditioning and tactile, sensory opportunities.

Children’s Hospital (center image)
Boston (Longwood Medical), MA, USA
Respite garden
The intent of this “pocket park” was to create a respite from the stresses of the hospital workplace and to provide quiet surroundings where hospital staff and people visiting patients might come to reflect. The area was subdivided into two small pocket parks, complete with seating, public art, and shade tolerant plant materials that provide year-round interest and a food source for urban wildlife. Complementary paving patterns and materials were used to make the space cohesive and to link new construction with existing structures.

Portsmouth Regional Hospital (right image)
Interior Courtyard
Portsmouth, NH, USA
The therapeutic interior courtyard / atrium features a unique colored concrete spiral paving pattern, drawing users to the center of the space. Lighting, seatwalls, and colorful plantings combine to make a vibrant space for patients and employees to enjoy.

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Davies Associates Landscape Architects, LLC

Principals: Bruce John Davies, ASLA, PP, LEED AP, President
Victoria Maroldi, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal
Joan Furlong, ASLA, Associate Principal
364 Parsippany Road, Suite 7B
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Tel: 973.206.1605
Fax: 973.206.1606


The award-winning firm of Davies Associates Landscape Architects, LLC (DALA,) is an experienced, energetic landscape architecture firm centrally located in Parsippany, NJ. Since 1994, the firm has provided the finest planning, design, and construction administration services available to its clients in New Jersey and beyond. Our team of highly qualified landscape architects and planners combines creative design, technical expertise, and sustainable practices to create beautiful outdoor places that also provide a net benefit to the surrounding environment.


Our work includes:

  • parks and recreation facilities
  • school, college, and corporate campuses
  • healthcare and senior living facilities
  • downtown streetscapes
  • private residences

DALA engages its clients in a dialogue about their unique needs and desires. We clarify ideas and priorities and then develop specific design solutions in response to our clients’ needs. Each site is assessed for its unique environmental qualities and limitations, natural attributes, and cultural or historic significance, which then inform the design process. Our goal is to create useful and beautiful places by using high-quality materials, rich textures, seasonal color, and beautiful details. We collaborate with engineers, architects, and contractors to translate our site concepts into exceptional landscapes.

DALA is at the forefront of green design, committed to incorporating sustainable site planning strategies wherever possible. Our Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited professionals can facilitate LEED certification on projects of any size or scope.


Fellowship Village (center image)
The Healing Garden at Fellowship Village
Bernards Township, New Jersey, USA
Continuing Care Retirement Center
Healing Garden, Butterfly Garden

St. Joseph’s Medical Center (left image)
St. Joseph’s Hospital Garden
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
Healing Garden

Lincoln Park Renaissance Rehab and Nursing Center (right image)
JDT Rooftop and Healing Garden
Lincoln Park, New Jersey, USA
Senior Living Facility
Rooftop and Atrium Healing Garden
Colored concrete by Scofield

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
The Entrance Garden at UMDNJ
New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA

Newton Memorial Hospital
The Entrance Garden at Newton Memorial Hospital
Newton, New Jersey, USA
Entrance Courtyard and Fountain

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Dean Bjorkstrand Inc.

7412 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55423
Phone: 612-861-3919


Creating an exceptional landscape design is a collective effort between the client and the design specialist. The Dean Bjorkstrand Inc. landscaping team takes pride in producing superior works of art. We create a higher quality of life for our clients and our team by providing tailored design, installation and service with a skilled and professional staff.

Dean Bjorkstrand Inc. has been serving Minnesota home and business owners since 1985. Our services range from landscape design and installation to gutter cleaning and snow removal.

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Mimi Burns, Principal, ASLA, LEED AP
7601 Jefferson NE, Suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109
Phone: 505.761.9700
Fax: 505.761.4222


D/P/S works with healthcare providers, religious organizations and educators to develop garden designs that create memorable, restorative environments, provide refuge and promote healing, wellness and personal growth. Gardens have always been sources of solace, comfort and rejuvenation, and throughout history, gardens have been designed to help heal body, mind and spirit. More recently, evidence-based research has documented the recuperative effects of nature, and that mental and physical health outcomes are improved when people connect with nature. As a result, healing gardens are becoming important components of our healthcare, religious and educational projects.


Our landscape architecture team knows how to design healthy, therapeutic landscapes in arid climates and specializes in the planning, design, and development of lands in the Southwest. We advocate for sustainable design and development that reflects the richness and beauty of our region’s cultures and natural landscapes. We have a passion for creating great places that respect the characteristics of the region, and are committed to understanding the environmental, economic, and cultural needs of the clients and communities we serve.

D/P/S has a multi-disciplinary staff of over 130 professionals and has been providing comprehensive architecture, interiors, planning, structural engineering, and landscape architectural services in the Southwest for over 50 years.


Presbyterian Rust Medical Center Healing Garden
Rio Rancho, New Mexico, USA
Courtyard Garden in general acute care hospital
The four courtyards of Presbyterian Rust Medical Center offer outdoor opportunities for patients, families and staff and enhance patient care. The spaces are designed to be comfortable, safe, sustainable, and patient-centered. People can connect to their natural environment and regional landscapes, which reduces stress and promotes wellness. The healing gardens include shady, quiet spaces and sunny active areas for group gatherings. Hospital design experts recognized Presbyterian Rust Medical Center for its exceptional landscape in the 2013 Healthcare Environments Showcase.

Other Projects

  • Kaseman Hospice Garden
  • New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired School Garden
  • Rachel’s Courtyard
  • UNM Donor Memorial Garden
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Design for Generations, LLC

Jack Carman, FASLA, Principal
Medford, New Jersey 08055
Tel: 609.953.5881
Fax: 609.953.1625


Jack Carman, FASLA, RLA, CAPS, president of Design for Generations LLC, is a Landscape Architect with over 20 years of experience in the analysis, planning, design and management of outdoor spaces. As a design consultant, Jack has specialized in creating therapeutic exterior environments for senior communities and healthcare facilities. His design experience includes the creation of over 100 Landscape Plans for Assisted Living and Alzheimer Residences, Adult Day Health Care Centers, Long Term Care Facilities, Continuing Care Retirement Communities and Healthcare Facilities in over 18 states throughout the US. This includes the design of over 30 memory care gardens for individuals with dementia.


Jack is co-editor and contributing writer to the recently published book “Re-creating Neighborhoods for Successful Aging.” Other book contributions include “Complimentary and Alternative Medicine for Older Adults” and “Interaction by Design.” As a contributing writer for national publications, he has written numerous articles on connecting people with nature. Jack actively works to promote the design and development of Therapeutic Gardens and landscapes through speaking engagements, audio-conferences and contributing to the publication of technical papers. He is an adjunct faculty member at Temple University teaching “Healing Garden Design” and “Introduction to Horticultural Therapy”. He is also an instructor at the Chicago Botanic Garden School of Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program. Jack is founder and former chair of the American Society of Landscape Architects Committee on Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network.


Alzheimer’s Gardens

  • Forrest Side Residence
    Washington, DC
    Alzheimer’s Garden
  • Heron Point Continue Care Retirement Community
    Chestertown, MD
    Labyrinth and Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • Virtua Healthcare
    Berlin, NJ
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • VA Medical Home
    Wilkes Barre, PA
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • Brandermill Woods Healthcare Center
    Midlothian, VA
    Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden and Assisted Living Courtyard Garden

Hospital Gardens

  • Emory University Hospital
    Atlanta, GA
    Neuro ICU Rooftop Healing Garden Concept Plan
  • CentraState Healthcare System
    Freehold, NJ
    Meditation Garden and Labyrinth Garden
  • Kimball Medical Center
    Lakewood, NJ
    Rooftop Healing Garden

Continue Care Retirement Community Gardens

  • Meadow Lakes Continued Care Retirement Community
    Hightstown, NJ
    Alzheimer’s Garden, Walking Path Master Plan, Wellness Trail, Atrium Garden
  • Medford Leas Continued Care Retirement Community
    Medford, NJ
    Landscape Master Plan, “Back Porch” Garden, Assisted Living Garden, Courtyard Garden, Recreation Courtyard Garden
  • The Atrium at Navesink Harbor Continue Care Retirement Community
    Red Bank, NJ
    Riverside Garden and Interior Courtyard / Atrium Garden
  • Stonebridge Continuing Care Retirement Community
    Montgomery, NJ
    Assisted Living Courtyard Garden
  • Cathedral Village Continue Care Retirement
    Philadelphia, PA
    Butterfly Garden and Alzheimer’s Courtyard Garden
  • The Villages Retirement Community
    Rochester, NY
    Landscape Master Plan

Adult Day Care Gardens

  • Adult Enrichment Services of Wilkes
    Wilkesboro, NC
    Adult Day Therapeutic Garden
  • Genesis PACE Center
    Philadelphia, PA
    Adult Day Therapeutic Courtyard Garden
  • Redhook Senior Center
    Brooklyn, NY
    Courtyard Garden
  • Gift of Life Donor Program
    Philadelphia, PA
    Courtyard Garden and Landscape Plan

Skilled Nursing Gardens

  • St. John Neumann Nursing Home
    Philadelphia, PA
    Adult Social Day Care Alzheimer’s (pictured above, center and right)
    Garden and Sensory Courtyard Garden
  • St. Francis Country House (pictured above, left)
    Darby, PA
    Therapeutic Courtyard Garden
  • Puerto Nuevo
    San Juan, Puerto Rico
    Landscape Master Plan, Therapeutic and Alzheimer’s Gardens

Church Gardens

  • St. Martin-in-the-Field Episcopal Church
    Lumberton, NJ
    Labyrinth and Meditation Garden

Rehabilitation Programs Gardens

  • Clinton House
    Manhattan, NY
    Therapeutic Rooftop Container Garden
Wesley Long Hospital Arrival Landscape The Lusk Center Terrace Cone Cancer Center Healing Garden

Dinep + Schwab Landscape Architecture | Ecological Design

Claudia Dinep, Kristin Schwab
West Hartford, CT
and South Kingstown, RI
Phone: 860-208-7687,


Dinep + Schwab is a landscape architecture and ecological design firm based in Connecticut and Rhode Island. We are the co-authors of Sustainable Site Design: Criteria, Process and Case Studies for Integrating Site and Region in Landscape Design, a book published by Wiley & Sons, which forged our close working relationship and expertise in sustainable design. We specialize in creating living landscapes that promote both ecological and human health.


Dinep + Schwab is dedicated to mission-based clients whose goals are resilient landscapes designed for human access, comfort, and experience. We resolve complex sites and create value and identity in landscapes large and small. Our expertise is considering the total healthcare environment and how it contributes to wellness, safety, and peace of mind– from the parking and entry sequence to the views out from windows. But in the larger context, health and wellness is not only the purview of healthcare facilities. Our goal is to bring the therapeutic and healing qualities of landscapes into all human environments.

Claudia Dinep has practiced landscape architecture and ecological design for over twenty years, with a rich portfolio of built work which has most recently been focused in healthcare environments. Kristin Schwab has over thirty years’ experience in private and academic practice, community engagement, and research in landscape architecture.


Cone Health Cancer Center
The Healing Garden
Greensboro, North Carolina
Size: 1.1 acres
Budget: $1M
Completed: 2015

This new destination on the hospital campus adds a unique dimension to the healing power of the Cancer Treatment Center. The Cancer Center, located along the Buffalo Creek, is adjacent to a federally regulated wetland that functions as biofiltration for seven acres of stormwater runoff from surrounding paved areas. This dynamic hydrologic system was re-visioned as a garden space for patients, families and staff. New accessible boardwalks, a bridge, a restored stream channel, restored wetland, a retrofitted biocell, and a native grassland meadow now populate this once barren wilderness. [w/Studio Pagliai, MWM Construction]

Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital
Arrival Renovation
Greensboro, North Carolina
Size: 0.7 acres
Budget: $900,000
Completed: 2016

This arrival sequence renovation for a busy regional hospital enhances pedestrian and vehicular accessibility, comfort and experience. New shaded arrival and seating areas, generous benches, pedestrian scale lighting, and lush plantings combine to create a welcoming and unified look. Special attention to pavement types, texture and color cues provide additional safety, way-finding and orientation features separating vehicle and pedestrian traffic in this busy entry. Decking over graded areas provides level areas for wheelchair use. [w/Reaves|Dinep, Brasfield & Gorrie]

Hospice & Palliative Care of Greensboro
The Lusk Center Campus
Greensboro, North Carolina
Size: 7 acres
Budget: $300,000
Completed: 2013

This award-winning Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro administrative campus was designed to align with the organization’s mission of access, comfort and care. The central landscape element is a richly planted and flexible terrace space visible and accessible from training and conference rooms and sited within the context of a native meadow. Additional intimately scaled terraces and walkways with native, low maintenance planting of intense seasonal interest provide contemplative areas for daily use by visitors and staff. The spaces are designed to combine for tenting during large fundraising and memorial functions. The dramatic backdrop of the adjacent historic industrial mill and native meadow on this brownfield site, served as inspiration for the native low-maintenance planting palette. [w/TFF Architects, Reaves|Dinep]

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Dirtworks, PC Landscape Architecture

David Kamp, FASLA, LF
200 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003
Phone: 212.529.2263
Fax: 212.505.0904


Dirtworks, PC is an internationally recognized and award-winning landscape architecture firm. Dirtworks’ philosophy is based on the idea that interaction with the natural environment is essential to health and well being, and that providing a closer connection to nature enhances the built environment. Established in 1995 by David Kamp, FASLA, LF, the firm is committed to design excellence and sensitivity, personal commitment and collaboration. With a specific expertise in healthcare and commitment to designing for individuals with special needs, these principles are applied to all projects, including educational, commercial, public and residential settings. Dirtworks, PC is the recipient of the 2008 Honor Award in Residential Design and the 2006 Honor Award in General Design from the American Society of Landscape Architects.



Center for Discovery Autism Center
Harris, NY

Duncaster Wellness & Fitness Center
Bloomfield, CT

Earthplace Nature Center
Westport, CT

The Elizabeth & Nona Evans Restorative Garden (pictured above)
Cleveland Botanical Garden
Cleveland, OH
Click here to visit the Cleveland Botanical Garden Website
Winner of the American Society of Landscape Architects 2006 General Design of Honor Award.

Flight 93 National Memorial (Design Competition)
Somerset, PA

Hudson Valley Center for Special Care
Lake Katrine, NY

Jewish Home Long term Care Center
New York, NY

The Legacy Groves of Somerset County
Somerset, PA

Life Enrichment Center
Kings Mountain, NC

The Living Memorials Project
New York, Pennsylvania, Washington, DC

Monter Cancer Care Center, Long Island Jewish Hospital
Long Island, NY

Rivington House
New York, NY

Schnaper Memorial Garden, Terence Cardinal Cooke Health Care Center
New York, NY

September 11 Memorial Grove
Washington, DC

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The Fockele Garden Company

Mark Fockele and Julie Evans, Principals
P.O. Box 671
Gainesville, GA 30503
Phone: 770.532.7117
Fax: 770.532.7245


The Fockele Garden Company designs, installs and manages residential gardens and commercial landscapes throughout the southeast.

We believe in the restorative impact on people when they are brought together with gardens. We have developed a specialty for facilitating this therapeutic connection through our projects at nursing homes, retirement communities, hospitals, churches and public spaces. Memorial gardens, meditation gardens, healing gardens, physical rehabilitation gardens, and walking gardens are all included in our repertoire. Because we design, build and manage each garden, we are free to incorporate the creativity and attention to detail that creates a space where a visitor can have a personal and intimate experience.


Additionally, we look for opportunities to incorporate appropriate sustainable landscaping practices into our gardens. We design and install rainwater harvest and smart irrigation systems; we employ on-site stormwater management components such as permeable surfaces and bioswales. Finally, we incorporate plantings that will optimize the functionality of these site improvements. These techniques are endorsed by the Low Impact Development Program (LID), LEED, and the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SSI.)

In 2010 we celebrated our 20th year in business. Our cumulative knowledge and experience allows us to design, and deliver in-house, a wide range of products and services. Our installations include imaginative and creative garden structures such as ponds, streams, custom stone fountains, gazebos and fences, walls, terraces, and steps. Our plantings are unusual, exciting and beautiful, and at the same time, manageable and practical. They include woodland gardens, perennial and native plant gardens, water gardens, rock gardens, and drought tolerant gardens. The wide variety demonstrates our extensive plant knowledge. And once a garden installation has been completed, our ongoing landscape management program preserves the original design intent.


First Presbyterian Church
Gainesville, GA, USA
Courtyard Meditation Garden

Lanier Village Estates
Memory Walk
Frazier Garden
Gainesville, GA, USA
ACTS Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Memorial Garden for Residents, friends and family
Frazier Garden is Healing Garden

Magnolia Trace
Meditation Garden
Huntsville, AL, USA
ACTS Continuing Care Retirement Community

Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
Emory University
Atlanta, GA, USA
Native Medicinal Herb Garden

Northeast Georgia History Center
The American Freedom Garden
Gainesville, GA, USA
Memorial Garden to veterans of all wars

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Anne’s Garden
Gainesville, GA, USA
North Georgia Health Systems regional hospital
Healing Garden

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Courtyard Garden
North Augusta, SC, USA
UniHealth Post Acute Care of North Augusta
Outdoor accessible garden for residents and visitors with dining, custom stone fountain, shaded seating, interesting plantings

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Physical Therapy Garden / Rehabilitation Garden
Atlanta, GA, USA
Unihealth Post-Acute Care of Brookhaven
Walking surfaces, steps, slopes, plantings, water feature

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Courtyard Garden
Walking Garden
The Oaks of Limestone
Gainesville, GA, USA
Outdoor accessible garden for residents and visitors with dining, custom stone fountain, shaded seating, interesting plantings
Wheelchair accessible walking paths and shaded seating for residents and visitors See this article that mentions Fockele and the Oaks at Limestone:

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Fitness Trail
Campus Gardens
Norcross, GA, USA
UHS Pruitt Corporate Headquarters and Conference Center, to emphasize and promote health benefits of exercise and gardens to employees of company as well as other health care professionals.

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Courtyard Garden
Raleigh, NC, USA
UniHealth Post Acute Care of Raleigh
Outdoor accessible garden for residents and visitors with dining, custom stone fountain, shaded seating, interesting plantings

UHS Pruitt Corporation
Courtyard Garden
Oaks of Blythewood
Blythewood, SC, USA
Nursing Home
Outdoor accessible garden for residents and visitors with dining, custom stone fountain, shaded seating, interesting plantings

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Green Valley Consulting Engineers

Principal: Liz Ellis
335 Tesconi Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Tel: 707.799.2510
Fax: 707.579.3877


Green Valley Consulting Engineers (Green Valley) is a synergistic team of landscape architects and engineers committed to creating artistic, sustainable and functional designs that enhance the environment.

Founded in 1997 by Principal Liz Ellis, Green Valley is located in Sonoma County, California. Our firm offers landscape architecture design and engineering consultation for a variety of different project types including: therapeutic garden design for hospitals, assisted living and skilled care facilities, as well as schools, parks, municipal and civic landscapes and more.



Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital Healing Garden
Client: Saint Joseph’s Health System
1165 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Acute care general hospital
Courtyard garden

A once underused, overgrown and bleak central courtyard in a bustling medical hospital located in the heart of the Sonoma County wine country has been transformed into a therapeutic and healing landscape where patients, family members and hospital staff can find comfort and relaxation within their day. Now, in the healing garden, people can wander along the scented garden paths and relax and enjoy their lunch at one of the café tables and chairs placed throughout the garden, or simply sit and meditate.

To transform the space Landscape Architect Sandra Reed (while with ZAC Architects) worked in collaboration with the Mentoring Program for Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital where staff were selected to participate in a project of their choice as a reward for outstanding service to the hospital. Working closely with this group of various hospital staff members, a design was formulated that achieved their goal of creating a respite from the hectic world of hospital life.

The project required the removal of old concrete pavement and seats and overgrown and declining shrubs. Trees were pruned to reveal their structure and natural beauty which allowed sunlight in to brighten up the space. New, columnar shaped trees with delicate structure and leaves were planted along the perimeter of the space to soften the effect of the concrete architecture and to create a sense of enclosure and movement as the breezes moved through their branches. A series of intertwining paths utilizing different materials including brick, decomposed granite and scented herb groundcover, move the visitor through color progression plantings. The new planting palette now features medicinal and therapeutic herbs and perennials. The color palette progresses in groupings of white flowering plants to muted yellows, pinks, and purples that culminate in reds and bronzes. Additional highlights throughout the garden include a mosaic wall, a hedge alcove with the Virgin Mary, water sculpture, rose court, stone labyrinth, and meeting and relaxation spaces with benches and café tables.

Hospice House of Petaluma
Client: Saint Joseph’s Health System
416 Payran Street, Petaluma CA, USA

Located on ¼ acre of land in downtown Petaluma, Hospice House of Petaluma has been providing quality, compassionate care to patients and families, as well as grief support and end of life care education, to the community for many years.

The design team charged with developing the landscape for their new site worked closely with a client focus group comprising of a variety of different people including administrators, nurses, bereavement counselors and office staff. To help flesh out the most appropriate, functional and beautiful landscape for everyone involved the group participated in imaging sessions, group sharing exercises, and numerous interactive design workshops.

The layout of the landscape was organized by a series of arcs including engraved brick pathways that lead visitors through a series of outdoor ‘rooms’. Throughout the different garden rooms the design incorporated pervious pavement consisting of decomposed granite with the sub-grade drainage engineered in such a way that directed the run-off toward swales surrounding the overall site. Each garden room was designed so that the visitor would be encouraged to stop and rest or make use of the spaces for quiet meditation, programmed bereavement sessions, or lunching during staff breaks. The overall effect ushers movement throughout differing spaces that collectively contribute to a sensory environment of modulated light, textured materials and flowery scents.

A large portion of the overall site was constrained by the need for space for parking, trash and recycle storage, leaving little room for gardens. To further add to the challenge, the building had a large setback requirement from the street taking away precious space for the garden design. To resolve this the parking lot was designed as a courtyard with a canopy of trees with boxwood hedges defining planting areas within the “court”. It also included a garden pavilion or “gatehouse” disguising itself from the trash. Given the makeover, City planners allowed the parking to be located in the front of the house, within the setback requirement – therefore reserving the side and rear site areas for gardens.

The planting palette in general was selected to provide for sensory perception – a combination of plant texture, color and scents, areas of sun or shade, as well as seasonal variety – including edible fruits and berries.

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Grissim Metz Andriese Associates

Randall K. Metz, FASLA, President / Design Principal
300 East Cady Street
Northville, MI 48167
Phone: 248.347.7010 x224
Fax: 248.347.7005


Grissim Metz Andriese Associates is nationally recognized for distinguished landscape architectural design achievements. Its award-winning reputation has grown through more than four decades of design excellence and through consistent quality of artistic expression. The firm strives to create unique, imaginative, and responsive design solutions that elevate the human experience beyond the everyday. Their work blends artistic expression with proven practices of design, engineering, technology, and sound business practice to deliver harmonious and enduring design solutions. The result is the creation of inspiring and memorable places.


Our healthcare design philosophy centers on the belief that the hospital setting is a healing environment. An environment designed to support the understanding that healing not only includes the body, but also the mind and spirit. We believe the health care environment should be responsive to the varied needs of staff, patients and visitors, promoting health and a sense of well-being. As a result of this understanding, we strive to create health care environments that are therapeutic, inspiring and comfortable, enhancing one’s experience, while providing a variety of opportunities for engagement with the campus itself.

GMA is a full service landscape architectural firm providing master planning, site design, landscape design, hardscape design, urban design, sustainable design, sports facility design, streetscapes, parks and recreation design, and environmental graphics.

Services include:

  • Campus master planning
  • Patient, visitor and staff oriented site planning
  • Healing garden design
  • Interior atrium design
  • Children’s therapeutic garden design
  • Sustainable and native landscape design
  • Site maintenance and sustainability analysis
  • Low water usage irrigation design
  • Roof garden design
  • Vegetative roof design
  • Wayfinding and signage design
  • Ambient site lighting design


DMC Huron Valley-Sinai Hospital (Right image)
Commerce Twp., Michigan
Healing Garden Courtyard

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital North Tower (Center image)
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Meditation Garden

William Beaumont Hospital (Left image)
Debra Saber-Salisbury Memorial Atrium Garden and Pediatric Garden
Royal Oak, Michigan




Robert Hoover, ASLA, President
Portsmouth, New Hampshire 03801
Tel: 603-431-4000

Projects list coming soon


HBLA Inc. is a landscape architecture firm specializing in the design of therapeutic gardens for healthcare and wellness related facilities in the Northeast. Informed by the latest research and evidence, the firm is committed to the art and science of garden design. To this core passion the firm’s President, Rob Hoover, advocates for, writes, researches, teaches and lectures throughout the United States. Nationally recognized for its leadership in this field, HBLA has won numerous awards and has been featured internationally at the European Reminiscence Network Conference in London, England. The firm is licensed throughout the Northeast and with the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Board, CLARB.


Established in 1987 as Studio LA, the firm relocated in 1999 from Portland, Maine, to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Today, known as HBLA, the firm designs three archetypal gardens. They are meditation, therapeutic and rehabilitation. Gardens range from a 20 by 20 square foot urban meditation garden to a 500 acre retirement community encompassing intensive site engineering and a 5 acre pond. HBLA project types include Hospitals, Continuous Care Retirement Communities, Green Initiative Cottages, Assisted Living Facilities including Skilled Care, Hospice Homes, Rehabilitation Centers, Alzheimer’s Facilities including other forms of dementia, Veteran Homes, Wellness Centers, Wellness Trails, Public Parks, Medical Office Buildings, Schools as well as private clients and their homes.

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HGA Landscape Architecture Studio

Theodore Lee, Principal
Contact: Theodore Lee and Emanouil Spassov
420 5th St. N., Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55401
Tel: 612.758.4000
Fax: 612.758.9295


The Landscape Architecture Studio at HGA combines thirty years of experience with contemporary investigations of sustainable site development and design collaboration. As a studio within a multi-disciplinary firm, our projects benefit from the expertise of many disciplines to address the increasingly complicated challenges of contemporary practice. Our projects combine client goals with thorough site research to create landscapes with stories – past and present – that foster a sense of place through ecological and social narratives.


In healthcare settings, the HGA Landscape Architecture Studio is experienced in creating healing and restorative environments for patients, visitors, and employees. Across project scale opportunities – including full site plans, connecting courtyards, green roofs, and viewing gardens – the HGA Landscape Architecture Studio partners with its clients to promote health and well-being.

Projects list coming soon

Healing Landscapes (Consultants)

Clare Cooper Marcus, Principal
2721 Stuart Street
Berkeley, CA 94705
Phone and fax: 510.548.2904


Consulting services include participatory design programming, site evaluation and planning, design review, policy assessment, and management recommendations.

Research includes needs assessment, client satisfactions surveys, behavior mapping and use analysis, and post occupancy evaluations.

Education and Training includes presentation of current research and evaluation workshops.


  • Assessment Reports on 25 medical facilities in the United States
  • Assessment Reports on 30 medical facilities in Canada and Great Britain
  • Healing Environments Advisory Board, San Diego Children’s Hospital, San Diego, CA
  • Post Occupancy Evaluations of four California hospital gardens
  • Evaluation of six gardens in and near Chicago for Hitchcock Design Group
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Hitchcock Design Group

Geoff Roehll, Vice President, Healthcare Design Team
221 W. Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540
Phone: 630-961-1787
Fax: 630-961-9925


Hitchcock Design Group is a team of experienced, resourceful and creative landscape architects and planners. Since we first opened our doors in 1980, we have been committed to creating better places to live, learn, heal, work and play. Our firm is owned by Richard Hitchcock, William Inman and Geoffrey Roehll. We have an extensive portfolio of award-winning projects. Our goal is to improve the value of our clients’ land resources in a way that advances their missions and improves their communities. We are proud of the long-term relationships we have developed with our clients through creative and responsive advocacy. These relationships have helped us earn a reputation for getting projects built. Each team at Hitchcock Design Group specializes in a specific market, including distinctive and versatile projects in urban planning & design, recreation, education, healthcare, and real estate development.



Del Webb’s Sun City Retirement Community
Huntley, IL
Butterfly Garden

Edward Hospital (pictured above, left)
Naperville, IL
Therapeutic Water Garden

Friendship Village Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC) (pictured above, center)
Schaumburg, IL
Roger Smith Memorial Garden

Linden Oaks Hospital (pictured above, right)
Naperville, IL
Healing Garden, Therapeutic Play Garden, Sensory Garden, and Reading Garden

Marianjoy Hospital
Wheaton, IL
Enabling & Rehabilitation Garden

Porter Hills Retirement Community
Grand Rapids, MI
Alzheimers Garden, Kitchen Garden, Harmony Garden, and Woodland Garden

Riverside Hospital
Kankakee, IL
Spiritual Healing Garden

Tabor Hills Retirement Facility
Naperville, IL
Alzheimers/Dementia Garden

The Tillers Senior Healthcare Residence
Oswego, IL
Therapeutic Garden

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Hittle Landscape Architects

Thomas J. Hittle, President
Manhattan, KS
Tel: 785.539.7772
Salida, CO
Tel: 719.539.6909


Thomas J. Hittle, President of Hittle Landscape Architects (HLA), has over 40 years experience in Landscape Architecture, design-build, and as a design instructor at Kansas State University. His experience extends into therapeutic landscapes, multidisciplinary collaborative and sustainable landscape projects both as a prime and a consultant to numerous individuals, corporations, and A-E firms across the Midwest.


HLA provides state-of–the-art AutoCAD designs, digital imaging, and construction administration services that have led to several regionally recognized and Award Winning Projects. With offices in Kansas & Colorado, Hittle Landscape Architects is a Midwestern based Landscape Architecture collaborative firm offering professional services in Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Nebraska. Tom is a 1973 graduate of Kansas State University, has been a licensed Landscape Architect since 1982 and has nearly 40 years of design & teaching experience in the landscape industry. He is a full member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA).

HITTLE LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTS (HLA) provides creative, affordable, licensed Landscape Architectural services to the public and private sector, making your urban world more livable. Our projects, through sensitive and practical design, help make your sites more livable, your drives more enjoyable, and your environment more comfortable. We are an active member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Healthcare & Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network (PPN).


Halstead Health & Rehab. Facility Master Plan
Halstead, KS, USA

Holiday Resort Sub-Acute Facility; Holiday Resort Nursing Facility & Therapeutic Coutyards
Salina, KS , USA

Homestead of Albia Therapeutic Landscape
Albia, IA, USA

Homestead of Owasso Retirement Community & Alzheimer’s Master Plan
Owasso, OK , USA

Mercy Regional Health Center
Manhattan, KS, USA
Central Healing Garden, Rooftop Courtyard, Dining Plaza; First United Methodist Church Courtyard; Stoneybrook Retirement Entry & Therapeutic Garden; Homestead of Manhattan Landscape Renovation Plan & Therapeutic Courtyard

Midwest Homestead of Wichita Master Plan
Wichita, KS

Northridge Asst. Living Facility Master Plan & Therapeutic Garden
Chariton, IA , USA

Ottawa Nursing Alzheimer’s Courtyard
Ottawa, KS, USA

Pioneer Ridge Retirement Community
Lawrence, KS, USA
Master Plan; Pioneer Ridge Sub-Acute Facility Landscape & Therapeutic Courtyard

St. Andrews Episcopal Churchyard/Columbarium & Therapeutic Garden
Emporia, KS

St. David’s Episcopal Church
Topeka, KS
Master Landscape Plan; Columbarium Lighting & Irrigation; Lexington Park Assisted & Independent Living Master Plan; Lexington Park Nursing Master Plan; Lexington Park Assisted Living Master Plan; Fairlawn Heights Landscape Renovation

Twin Oaks Retirement Campus w/Nursing Facility & Therapeutic Landscapes
Lansing, KS

Valley Vista Good Samaritan Therapeutic Landscape
Wamego, KS

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Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects

Douglas Hoerr and Peter Lindsay Schaudt, Principals
850 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60607
Tel: 312-492-6501
Fax: 312-492-7101
Contact: Alison Strickler


Gardens are at the heart of the landscape designs by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects. We design gardens that remain destinations long after they are completed by combining exceptional horticultural knowledge with realistic planning and education on how they will be maintained. Our design capabilities, recognized nationally with awards from the American Society of Landscape Architects and Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, give our clients memorable experiences of discovery, seasonal change, and healthful respite.


Hoerr Schaudt’s expertise in garden design stems from the training and interest of partner Douglas Hoerr, FASLA, who formed a critical part of his education studying under some of the greatest garden designers in England. The firm designs gardens that thrive in the most challenging sites. Projects include hospital green roofs, the medians of Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue, a rooftop garden for children that produces thousands of pounds of food, botanical gardens for the Chicago Botanic Garden, and award-winning residential gardens from New England to California.

Hoerr Schaudt is comprised of talented staff of nearly 30 professionals with expertise in landscape architecture, architecture, horticulture, sustainability, LEED requirements, and certification in the design of healthcare gardens. Based in Chicago, we work with the country’s top architects and design private and public landscapes throughout the country.


Clare Tower Senior Living Rooftop Garden (left-hand image)
Chicago, IL, USA
Rooftop garden

DuPage Medical Group Oncology Medical Center
Naperville, IL, USA
Cancer care center
Rooftop garden

Gary Comer Youth Center Green Roof (center image)
Chicago, IL, USA
Educational children’s vegetable and flower garden
Rooftop garden
Winner of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) 2010 Professional Design Honor Award – see the ASLA site for details.
Visit this website for more information about this garden: The Local Beet, Chicago Edition

Rush University Medical Center Entry Pavilion
Chicago IL, USA
Acute care general hospital
Green roof (rooftop garden) and terrarium / atrium

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Hord Coplan Macht

Julie Higgins, ASLA, LEED AP, Principal
750 East Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Tel: 410-837-7311
Fax: 410-837-6530


At Hord Coplan Macht, we believe that all thoughtfully designed landscapes have the power to soothe, restore and delight the senses and elevate the spirit. A memory garden for Alzheimer’s patients, a woodland garden at a nature center, or a sensory garden for a rehabilitation facility all foster emotional and physical well being through their connection to nature.


For more than thirty years, the landscape architects at Hord Coplan Macht have been collaborating on healthcare, housing and education projects to create special places for people to live, learn and heal. In all of our work, we strive for the highest quality of design, balancing the pragmatic with the visionary, to provide sustainable, meaningful, and successful environments. Hord Coplan Macht has designed therapeutic, healing and educational gardens for senior housing, assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, hospitals, nature centers, special needs schools and universities. Our landscape architects bring horticultural expertise, materials and construction knowledge, and a contextual, sustainable approach to all of our designs.


Gan Zikaron Garden of Remembrance
Clarksburg, MD, USA
An enclosed memorial garden and plaza provide a sense of enclosure and intimacy for visitors who come to remember loved ones.

Good Samaritan Hospital
Garden for Good
Baltimore, MD, USA
A designed garden including vegetables, herbs and cutting flowers to support the healthy hospital initiative.

Irvine Nature Center
Owings Mills, MD, USA
116 acre nature center with varied settings for experiential learning and connections to the natural environment, including children focused activities.

Levindale Rehabilitation Center Sensory Garden
Baltimore, MD, USA
A rich and varied garden for patients, families and staff at this skilled nursing and rehabilitation center.

Loyola University Maryland (right image. Photography by Alain Jaramillo)
9/11 Garden
Baltimore, MD, USA
A contemplative memorial garden for University students and faculty.

Sinai Hospital Cancer Center Garden (left image. Photography by Alain Jaramillo)
Baltimore, MD, USA
Viewing garden for infusion patients.

Sinai Hospital Hess Garden (center image)
Baltimore, MD, USA
Contemplative garden for hospital patients, families and staff.

Western Maryland Hospital Chapel Garden
Cumberland, MD, USA
Viewing and contemplative garden for patients, family and staff at this regional hospital.

Western Maryland Hospital Therapeutic Garden
Cumberland, MD, USA
Horticultural therapy and rehabilitation garden at this regional hospital.


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Julie Moore

Modern Landscape Designers
291 County Road 30
Fenelon Falls ON K0M 1N0, Canada
Tel: 289-314-5736


Julie Moore is the founder and visionary of Modern Landscape Designers group. She’s a graduate from Ryerson University in Toronto and has received the prestigious Award from Canada Blooms for Outstanding Use of Innovative Elements in a Garden 2016 with her Show Garden: The Stingray Garden Her work focuses on contemporary Design Concept for residential or commercial landscape projects as well as Healthcare Landscape Design.


Inspired by both modern landscape architecture and traditional French & English gardens, Julie is known for heartfelt concepts displaying simplicity of form, harmonious proportions and naturalistic approach. From a therapeutic perspective, Julie always had healer qualities and has worked as a Zen Shiatsu Therapist for many years. Over time, she developed a serious passion for creating Healing and Therapeutic Gardens.

Her creative planting style aims at sustainable landscapes which emanate beauty and require low maintenance. Her original garden themes reflect the energy and life-story of her clients. With passion, Julie transforms your space into landscapes you love. Her design solutions convey the luxury of space, beauty of nature and inspire calm and relaxation.

Her work is about artistic expression, based on intuitive feelings which often start with an emotion. Too many gardens are just a meaningless collection of plants… Julie excels at understanding your specific needs and providing you with clever design solutions that expresses who you are and how you want to feel when you step into your garden…

Julie Moore offers landscape design consultation, concept development, project management and construction services. She’s the lead designer at Modern Landscape Designers and an active member of the Toronto Botanical Gardens, The Royal Horticulture Society in England as well as a member of the Therapeutic Landscapes Network in United States.;


Auberge sur la Côte | The White Gratitude Garden – Concept
Summer Inn with 11 rooms – Centre de Villégiature / Eco-Relaxation Resort, in Charlevoix, Québec, Canada
Type of Garden: Peaceful courtyard garden: Based on the history of this house and life story of the present owner, I have invented an original theme that revolves around “Women’s Love”. One of the gardens is The White Garden to honor and remember Mrs. Binsse, who in 1905 managed the construction of her summer residence with the Architect Oscar R. Smith.

The Relaxation Garden – Concept
Residential Private Garden in Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Type of Garden: Courtyard garden and sensory garden: This healing garden design is therapeutic, safe and uplifting through simplicity… This restorative space displays a purpose of fun relaxation within a relatively small outdoor space. This unique relaxation garden concept offers the following features:

  • Meditative promenade on the aggregate path (periphery)
  • Spacious central opened space for doing exercises such as Yoga
  • Privacy, wind protection and four seasons appeal with the edge of evergreen trees (on the left side of the garden)
  • Gentle aromatherapy planting of lavender and low maintenance boxwood shrubs (on the right side of the garden)
  • Fashionable and comfortable chairs for reading, day-dreaming or afternoon nap (we all need one of these 😉
  • Noise filtration and soothing sound of the water fountain to facilitate a good state of relaxation
  • Ecology friendly with Rain harvesting pavement
  • Cozy evening lighting with solar powered lanterns.

Centre for Mental Health | The Oneness Garden Project – Proposal Development
Mental Health Hospital in Ontario Canada
Type of Garden: The Oneness Garden would provide a greater and safer access to nature by creating evidence-base Therapeutic Garden to promote stress reduction for patients, visitors, and staff. The garden design would inspire deep connections with the “Now” and stimulate the pleasant and peaceful feeling of being “One” with the universe.

We are at an early stage with this project. As a professional, if you are interested in collaboration feel free to contact Julie Moore 289-314-5736.

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Macdonald Environmental Planning, PC

Laurel Macdonald Bonnell, ASLA, CLARB
9020 SW Washington Square Road, Ste 410
Portland, Oregon 97223
Phone: 503.224.1225 ext (202)
Fax: 503.295.6906


The firm specializes in innovative sustainable design solutions and greening architecture on diverse project involvements from large scale mixed-use urban developments, varied housing types, system wide and regional medical campus healing environment master plans for service providers, to detailed entrance plazas, healing gardens, meditation courtyards, therapeutic restorative gardens and rooftop terraces.  Many of our projects include sustainable design elements such as green streets, living green walls and screens, and eco-roofs and green roofs.



Brookings Medical Center (left image)
Brookings, Oregon
Healing garden and staff garden

Columbia Memorial Hospital
Astoria, Oregon

Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center
Corvallis, Oregon
Master Plan

Good Samaritan Regional M.C.
Corvallis, Oregon
Campus Healing Garden

Good Samaritan Regional M.C.
Corvallis, Oregon
West Tower Addition

Good Samaritan Regional Cancer Center

Roseburg Veteran Affairs Medical Center (center image)
Acute Psychiatric Ward
Roseburg, OR

Providence Milwaukie Hospital
Milwaukie, Oregon
Healing Garden, Healing Track and Oncology Center Garden
Corvallis, Oregon

Sacred Heart Medical Center (right image)
University District, Eugene, Oregon
Entrance Plaza, Rehabilitation / Therapeutic Garden, Chapel Garden

Sky Lakes Medical Center
Klamath Falls, Oregon
Rooftop Healing Garden, Lobby Courtyard Garden, Staff Terrace
See also

Willamette Falls Hospital
Oregon City, Oregon
Entry Plaza and Water Feature

Willamette Valley Hospital
McMinnville, Oregon

Anne Arundel Medical Center Healing Garden Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Facility Therapeutic Garden Calvert Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Healing Garden

Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc.

Steve Kelly, PLA Associate Principal
800 Wyman Park Drive, Suite 100
Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Phone: 410.235.6001
Fax: 410.235.6002


Mahan Rykiel Associates, Inc. has a special interest and expertise in designing landscape spaces for therapeutic settings. Our portfolio includes hospital gardens, green roofs- both extensive and intensive, memory support gardens, and a variety of gardens for senior living. These gardens are designed with the assumption that contact with nature can be a restorative event, where patients, residents, staff, and families all benefit from the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors – even when that may only involve a window with a view. Designing comfortable, familiar, and safe outdoor environments is not only an important quality of life element, current research now shows that medical outcomes can also improve in measurable ways.


Mahan Rykiel Associates offers thoughtful landscape design from master planning to site specific detailing. Sustainability, selection of appropriate materials, and responsible stewardship are fundamental to MRA’s design approach. With 15 LEED Accredited Professionals on our staff, we embrace the environmentally sound practices this process underscores – particularly in the healthcare environment. Please visit our website at


Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Healing Garden and Master Plan

Baltimore/Washington Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Healing Garden

Calvert Memorial Hospital
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Healing Garden

Chesterbrook Residences
McLean, Virginia

Collington Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Mitchellville, MD
Dementia Garden

Ginger Cove Health Center Garden
Annapolis, Maryland

The Heritage at Brentwood
Brentwood, Tennessee

Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Facility
Baltimore, Maryland
Therapeutic Garden

Mercy Medical Center Mary Catherine Bunting Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Rooftop Gardens

Providence Hospital
Washington D.C.
Healing Garden

Sibley Memorial Hospital
Washington D.C.
Memorial Healing Garden

St. Luke’s Hospital Master Plan
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

UMMS Weinberg Building
Baltimore, Maryland
Interior garden / atrium

Kennedy Krieger Institute Outpatient Center
Baltimore, Maryland
Therapeutic Garden

Westminster Canterbury Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
Virginia Beach, VA


Stan Cowan, Principal
2001 North Lamar Street, Suite 100
Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: 214.871.0568
Fax: 214.871.1507


MESA is an award winning Landscape Architecture, Planning, and Urban Design firm based in Dallas, Texas. For over 30 years, we have enhanced public and private spaces and created opportunities for recreation, education, and community, both locally and internationally. Our portfolio ranges from intimate garden spaces to large-scale, comprehensive, master-planning projects. We create with the understanding that what we do must be worthy of future generations.



T. Boone Pickens Hospice and Palliative Care Center
Dallas, TX, USA
Hospice Facility

The Legacy at Willowbend
Plano, TX, USA
Senior Living Facility

Franklin Park Alamo Heights
San Antonio, TX, USA
Senior Living Facility

Parkland Simmons Ambulatory Surgery Center
Dallas, TX, USA
Ambulatory Surgery Center

Richardson Medical Center
Richardson, TX, USA
Physician Pavilion

Tuscan Professional Building
Las Colinas, TX, USA
Medical Office Building

Bucks County Audubon Society Healing Garden Delaware Valley University Healing Garden Higbee Park Master Plan

NAM Planning & Design, LLC

Nancy Minich, HTR, RLA, ASLA Principal, Registered Landscape Architect 
& Registered Horticultural Therapist
NAM Planning & Design, LLC
P.O. Box 86
Lahaska, PA 18931
ph: 215.297.0681
c: 267.471.2622


NAM Planning & Design, LLC, established in 2002, is an award-winning landscape architecture and environmental planning firm, located north of Philadelphia. The firm creates healing gardens, restorative environments, and spaces used for horticultural therapy by combining evidence-based design with clinical expertise and an in-depth knowledge of environmental restoration/management, horticulture, and the U.S. healthcare system. NAM is one of a few firms nationally whose principal is both a licensed landscape architect and a registered horticultural therapist.


With over 30 years’ experience, principal, Nancy Minich, HTR, RLA, ASLA, has published articles on healthcare, human ecology and design, and how to work with specific therapeutic populations. She is also a university professor teaching horticultural therapy and is a frequently requested speaker for both healthcare and design affiliated organizations. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of the American Horticultural Therapy Association and provides consulting services. Other professionals with the firm include Donna Dahringer, MLA, MBA, MPP, whose in-depth understanding of the U.S. healthcare system is the product of over 20 years’ experience as a healthcare public policy and business analyst. Her design work focuses on farm and garden wildscaping using ecosystem biomimicry to enhance ecological function and environmental health. The firm has extensive experience collaborating with municipalities, non-profits, and individual landowners and creates inspired designs at scales ranging from master plans to small, detailed garden spaces. NAM staff includes landscape architects and designers, a horticultural therapist, a vocational education teacher, a conservation biologist, and a health care policy planner.


Higbee Park Master Plan Bethlehem, PA

NAM developed the master plan for the 1-acre urban park to accommodate a new Kaboom playground and to incorporate passive recreational areas into the park. Higbee Park was formerly an elementary school until it was razed in the 1970’s and converted to a playground. NAM worked with the Kaboom committee throughout the four month process to incorporate their specific playground planning process into the park master plan. A separate neighborhood meeting was conducted by NAM to present concepts for the park and develop consensus among the residents for the overall park design.

The park master plan strives for a mix of program areas for all ages and abilities and for an increased neighborhood presence. The park layout defines public and private spaces that show signs of neighborhood ownership to deter the vandalism and illicit activities that have occurred historically. Legitimate users experience a sense of welcome with trellises at all three entrances, punctuated by plaza artwork, benches, movable seating, and lawn and landscaped areas. More than 50 percent of the impervious macadam surface was removed and planted with open lawn, and native trees and shrubs. Community gardens and other neighborhood-maintained planting areas are located throughout the park to encourage visibility and ownership of the park. Other site amenities include an accessible path looping through the central and eastern sections of the park. Multipurpose lawns are adjacent to the existing playground and basketball courts and next to the gazebo. A children’s maze winds through the native wildflower meadow to allow children to explore and experience nature. A labyrinth offers mental relaxation and quiet, private space. The plaza area provides much needed shade and passive recreation while it also allows for surveillance down over the playground and lawn areas. All park plantings are native Pennsylvania species and were selected for their ability to increase biodiversity based on D. Tallamy’s twenty most valuable woody plants that support biodiversity in the mid-Atlantic region.

Bucks County Audubon Society Healing Garden New Hope, PA

Since 2014, NAM’s principal had been conducting bimonthly horticultural therapy programs for individuals with autism and intellectual disabilities at Bucks County Audubon Society (BCAS). To further this successful program, NAM developed a grant proposal to design and implement a healing garden at BCAS to address the specific needs of the individuals participating in the program. It was funded by a local private foundation for two consecutive years, and focused on building the healing garden with the individuals in the program and developing a year round program manual of horticultural therapy activities. NAM’s principal utilizes the program as an internship site for horticultural therapy students completing their internship to become registered horticultural therapists.

Delaware Valley University (DVU) Veterans Garden Doylestown, PA

As part of a privately funded grant, NAM worked with Delaware Valley University (DVU) and veterans attending DVU to locate and design a garden to reduce the symptoms of PTSD. Using soft, native flowering trees, shrubs and ground cover, the site was designed to buffer visual and acoustic inputs from passers-by while enhancing sensory stimulation with four seasons of interest. Semi-private spaces were created for additional visual privacy and use by study groups and to reduce some of the symptoms of PTSD such as hyperarousal. In addition, porous brick paving was used to help reduce stormwater runoff and provide DVU and the township with MS4 credits. The garden will be built and enjoyed by veterans and other students at DVU.

Curtis Arboretum Conservation & Landscape Management Plan Cheltenham, PA

Curtis Arboretum is 85 acre township-owned park designed in the 1930’s by the Olmsted Brothers. NAM had a significant role in developing its first management plan, which was funded by PA DCNR and completed in 2016. Responsible for preparing the inventory and assessment of the site, NAM drew attention to its significant natural, cultural, and man-made features, which became the guiding forces in the development of the plan. NAM also identified and evaluated each the tree in the arboretum and designed a brochure highlighting the most significant, in particular, surviving trees planted by the Olmsted Brothers. An Historic American Landscape Survey (HALS) documentation was conducted by NAM and placed in the Library of Congress by the National Park Service in 2017. In addition to these assessments, a collaborative process involving surveys, key person interviews, and steering committee input, resulted in a plan that preserved all the significant features of the site. Guided by stormwater best management practices, the plan also put forth recommendations that addressed Tookany Creek headwater rise at Curtis Arboretum and led to a more sustainable landscape. In 2017, the township was awarded a grant to daylight a first order stream and develop an environmental education area initially designed by NAM in the plan.

School Master Plan Philadelphia, PA

Leading a five member design team from the Community Design Collaborative and working with the Powelton Village Civic Association, NAM developed a master plan for the Powel School in West Philadelphia. The vision for the plan was to engage students at every level – emotionally, socially, physically, and cognitively – while creating a more sustainable site and making the Powel School an even stronger neighborhood asset. The team outlined a strategy for greening the outdated, paved schoolyard in phases, starting with a habitat garden, vegetable garden, and an outdoor classroom. Deliverables included a detailed report outlining the implementation process and detailed illustrations of each specific garden area.

Playwicki Farm Accessible Trail Plan Lower Southampton Township, PA

Funded in part by a PA-DCNR grant, NAM created a 3.2 mile trail system at Playwicki Farm, a 110 acre site made up of important historic and natural resources. The system was designed to accommodate all ages and abilities by providing a selection of trails with various levels of accessibility, including: a paved ADA accessible walking and jogging trail through an orchard and meadow with wide, scenic views; a preservation trail through woodlands with views of wildflowers, a limestone quarry, creek and limekiln; a wetlands trail along the creek; and meadow and wildlife trails. Using GPS and GIS mapping technology, a color coded map was generated to provide visitors information on the location, level of difficulty, and surface material of all the trails making up the system. The paved 1.1 mile walking trail through the meadow area is highly used by residents in the area.

Project management of community service individuals in construction of riparian buffers NAM provided opportunities for youths with behavioral and mental health issues to participate in more than 60 municipal streambank restorations projects over a 15 year period. Youths were from a private organization and court-ordered to perform community service. NAM provided training in specific restoration installation tasks such as measuring areas, removing invasive plants, tree and shrub planting, and installing deer fencing. In addition, individuals were taught to focus on project tasks, and work with others appropriately. NAM staff provided the structured support in conjunction with community service counselors. When individuals returned to their facility, counselors reported attenuation of disruptive behaviors and more engaged group discussion of how to work with others.

Consulting Services NAM also provides consulting services which include: healthcare garden assessment and management; horticultural therapy program development and implementation; staff and volunteer training for allied professionals as well as in-service/workshops; and educational services that include vocational training and development of educational materials, signage, and way-finding systems.

Nathan Perkins, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator
School of Landscape Architecture, University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario N1G 2W1
Telephone: 519.824.4120 ext. 8758


Barnhart, S. and N. H. Perkins (1996). "Behavioural and Environmental Setting Preferences among Staff and Patients." Homewood Health Centre, Guelph, Ontario.

Barnhart, S. (1996). "Integrating Clinical Program Objectives into a Comprehensive Master Plan for a Psychiatric Hospital."


Barnhart, S., N. H. Perkins, and J. FitzSimons (1998). "Behavioural and Setting Preferences at a Psychiatric Hospital." Landscape and Urban Planning, Vol. 42, Nos. 2-4, pp. 147-157.

Burcher, L. (1999). "A Process for the Design of Outdoor Health Care Environments."

England, K. and N. H. Perkins (1999). "Designing Therapeutic Settings for Psychiatric Hospitals." Symposium on Designing Healing Environments, Portland, OR.

Ferguson, C. and N. H. Perkins (1998). "Hotel Services, Hospitals and Health Care: A Management Model for a Psychiatric Facility." XVI Congress of the World Association of Social Psychiatry, Vancouver, B.C.

Larsen, L. and N. H. Perkins (1992). "An Assessment of Schizophrenic Patients’ Visual Preferences for Outdoor Environments." Proceedings, Fourth North American Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Madison, WI.

Yeats, T. "Exploring the Experiential Qualities of Landscape Settings at a Psychiatric Hospital."

You can find more references by Dr. Perkins on the Resources page.

New Eden Landscape Architects

Rosheen Styczinski, FASLA, Principal
2970 North 73rd Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53210
Phone 414.530.1080

Images coming soon


New Eden Landscape Architecture connects people with nature through ecological, sustainable, and beautiful design of outdoor places. We are a collaborative firm, bringing together a team of experts to envision and design environments for healthcare, green roofs, urban public spaces, and homes.

Our portfolio includes hospitals, healing centers and clinics, senior housing, nursing homes, cemeteries, memorials, corporate/institutional properties, green roofs and residential gardens. New Eden offers services from master planning, design to site specific detailing.



Cameo Care Senior Care
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Master plan and landscape plan

Children’s Hospital
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin*
Healing garden

Enderis Park
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Landscape consultant for renovation of neighborhood park and sculpture installation

Franciscan Villa Senior Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC)
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Campus master planning and Alzheimer facility healing garden

Froedtert Hospital
Milwaukee, Wisconsin*
Intensive green roof healing gardens for 2nd and 4th floor courtyards

Milwaukee Fix Building
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Intensive green roof to include urban agriculture, yoga, and other natural healing programs

Prairie Home Cemetery
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Natural burial cemetery committal plaza and memorial

Prairie Home Cemetery
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Children’s Memorial and garden

Roger’s Memorial Hospital
West Allis, Wisconsin*
Healing and therapeutic garden for psychiatric hospital

St. John’s on the Lake Senior Living Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Sculpture installation and green roof garden renovation

St. Luke’s Medical Center
Milwaukee, WI
Total campus landscape design, healing garden and intensive green roof

University of Wisconsin Interdisciplinary Research Center
Madison, Wisconsin*
Intensive green roof, healing garden, and campus landscape

Wisconsin Institute of Medical Research
Madison, Wisconsin*
Intensive green roof and courtyard design

*associated with Zimmerman Architectural Studios

Planning Resources Inc. Planning Resources Inc. Planning Resources Inc.

Planning Resources Inc.

Keven Graham, ASLA, RLA
402 W. Liberty Drive
Wheaton, IL 60187
Tel: 630-668-3788
Fax: 630-668-4125


Planning Resources Inc. consists of landscape architects, ecologists, and environmental planners known for developing award winning sustainable design solutions. Our staff of design professionals provides services in healthcare design development, landscape architecture design, sustainable planning and landscape management. We also provide a full range of environmental services.

The development of healthcare facilities by PRIs’ staff includes work ranging from site design and entitlement to landscape and healing garden design.


Designing environments for patients must address specific physical and therapeutic needs in addition to visual interest. PRI’s landscape architects understand these needs and have developed gardens and site landscapes that follow evidence-based design (which uses research to support outcome-driven design decisions) and therapeutic benefits of healing gardens. Our staff is well-versed in collaborating with healthcare providers and administrators to provide a united approach.

Our work includes green roof design, LEED evaluation/strategy, landscape architecture, evidence-based design and therapeutic design for hospitals, acute care centers, facility healing gardens, skilled nursing and living centers, retirement communities, residential, Alzheimer and therapeutic gardens.


The Claremont New Skilled Nursing and Living Center
Hanover Park, IL, USA
Grand pergola garden and outdoor living garden for Physical Therapy purposes

Hopedale Acute Care Medical and Rehabilitation Complex
Hopedale, IL, USA
Therapy garden, sustainable landscape, LEED silver certification, environmentally sensitive stormwater management and transportation planning
Visit Planning Resources Inc’s website for more details

The Regency Rehab Center
Niles, IL, USA

VA Illiana Health Care System
Danville, IL; Decatur, IL; Springfield, IL; Matoon, IL; and Lafayette, IN, USA
Facility healing garden master plans

Windsor Park Manor Retirement Community
Carol Stream, IL, USA
Alzheimer’s Garden, landscape design and wetland permitting
Visit Planning Resources Inc’s website for more details

PMA Landscape Architects PMA Landscape Architects PMA Landscape Architects

PMA Landscape Architects, Ltd.

224 Wallace Avenue, Suite 321
Toronto ON, Canada M6H 1V7
tel 416-239-9818
fax 417-239-1310


Formed in 1982, PMA is a Toronto-based firm with extensive experience providing complete planning and design services. Known for its professional integrity, creativity and technical knowledge, PMA maintains a manageable size to ensure that these attributes remain at their highest levels. The success of the firm lies in the diverse and complementary skills, expertise, strengths and personalities of the principals and staff.


Central to PMA’s design philosophy is a belief that the entire life cycle of the site should be taken into account. Successful plant establishment, weathering and site ecology are harnessed as design elements to create landscape experiences that are sustainable because they are dynamic and flexible in the long term. 
Maintenance considerations are included at every step of our planning and design process. We design functional, beautiful, and manageable landscapes. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail and insistence that our designs get built well. The elegance of our built work is the result of our thorough understanding of the methods and materials of landscape construction and excellent working relationships with builders and craftspeople.

PMA offers professional planning and design expertise combined with construction management and contract administration in the areas of:


Valleyview Long Term Care Facility
St. Thomas, ON, Canada

Allendale Care Facility
Milton, ON, Canada

Elgin Manor Seniors Residence
St. Thomas, ON, Canada

Hillsdale Manor Seniors Residence (pictured above)
Oshawa, ON, Canada

James St. Bonham Residence
Toronto, ON, Canada

Parkview Home
Stouffville, ON, Canada

Lambton Meadowview
Villa Petrolia, ON, Canada

Meadow Croft Place
Toronto, ON, Canada

Nygh Seniors Health Centre
Toronto, ON, Canada

Brampton Civic Hospital
Brampton, ON, Canada

Stone Church Family Health Centre
Hamilton, ON, Canada

Leamington Mennonite Home
Leamington, ON, Canada

Professional Engineering Associates Professional Engineering Associates Professional Engineering Associates

Professional Engineering Associates, Inc.

2900 E. Grand River Avenue
Howell, Michigan 48843
Phone: 517-546-8583
Fax: 517-546-8973
Contact: Jeffrey T. Smith, RLA, LEED A.P.


Professional Engineering Associates, Inc. (PEA) is an award winning multidisciplinary design firm providing landscape architecture, civil engineering, and surveying services in Michigan and throughout the United States on a broad range of projects. PEA was established in Southeast Michigan in 1947 and has professionals registered to practice in over twenty states. PEA is the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture “2009 Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year.”


Within the healthcare sector, PEA has provided design services that range from therapeutic garden design to site planning, campus planning, drainage studies, site plan approval and services related to achieving LEED certification. PEA works directly with healthcare providers or with architecture firms as part of a design team. PEA creates functionally successful therapeutic gardens that have elegance and beauty by using their creativity and technical expertise to synthesize complex program requirements with the art of the natural environment. PEA was honored by the Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architecture as the “Landscape Architecture Firm of the Year” in 2009.


Beaumont Health Center
Royal Oak, MI

Beaumont Medical Center
Lake Orion, MI

Botsford Cancer Center
Farmington Hills, MI

Dearborn Medical Center
Dearborn, MI

Detroit Medical Center, Hutzel Women’s Hospital
Detroit, MI

Great Lakes Cancer Center
Independence Township, MI

Hillsdale Community Health Center
Hillsdale, MI

Huron Medical Center
Bad Axe, MI

McLaren Cancer Center
Independence Township, MI

McLaren Healthcare Village
Garden of Healing and Renewal
Independence Township, MI

Oakwood- South Shore Medical Center
Trenton, MI

St. Pauls Memorial Garden
Brighton, MI

Articles about the Garden of Healing and Renewal

Smith, Jeffrey (2009). “A Healing Garden for the Community.” Medical Construction & Design, November/December.

Smith, Jeffrey (2009). “The Garden of Healing and Renewal – A Public Healing Garden.” The Michigan Landscape, September, Volume 52 , No. 9.

Angell, Richard, Jeffrey Smith, and Lauren Williams (2010). “The Garden of Healing and Renewal, From Concept to Implementation – Bringing a Therapeutic Garden to Life.” The Michigan Landscape, January/February, Volume 53, No 1.

Quadriga Quadriga Quadriga

QUADRIGA Landscape Architecture and Planning, Inc.

Marq Truscott, FASLA and Philip Frankl, ASLA
Sacramento office:
2613 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95816
Telephone: 916.441.2129
Fax: 916.441.2174
Santa Rosa office:
499 Humboldt Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Telephone: 707.546-3561
Fax: 707.527.7548


Quadriga was founded in 1997, and is a firm of 12 landscape architects, planners, and designers who specialize in innovative, functional design solutions. We apply a team approach to respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by each client’s circumstances and each site’s particular landscape character. Under the leadership of five principals, the group uses the insights gained from their collective years of practice to develop functional and aesthetic design work.


Our success stems from experience, insight, and enthusiasm with 8 of our design professionals licensed Landscape Architects. From our offices in Sacramento and Santa Rosa, we apply this energy to a variety of public and private projects throughout Northern and Central California as well as Nevada. Quadriga’s guiding vision ensures that we are always contributing to a legacy of excellent planning and design—a legacy that has always balanced stewardship and a respect for cultural context and spirit of place with solutions that are constructible and financially viable for our clients. At Quadriga, we actualize this vision by combining high professional standards and sound business practices with a dynamic working environment to encourage growth and innovation.

Quadriga strives to apply LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) and Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) philosophies whenever possible.


Fair Oaks Horticultural Center (right image)
Fair Oaks, CA, USA
Healing Garden demonstration garden

In 2003, the Fair Oaks Horticultural Center added a new half-acre landscape demonstration garden to their community garden complex. Quadriga’s design for this garden introduces home gardeners to therapeutic and healing plants; as well as water efficiency concepts, native plant use, and sustainable landscaping materials.

An arbor-circled open space serves as classroom for the many instructional events held at the center, and meandering pathways lead visitors past a California native plants garden, a Mediterranean-style garden, perennial flowerbeds, an herb garden, and more. The pathways and other hardscape in the garden display a mix of poured-in-place permeable paving, permeable unit pavers, and colored concrete. The curvilinear low walls allow visitors to interact with both surface-level and raised planting areas, and also serve as seat walls.

This well-executed water efficient landscape, with efficient irrigation throughout, reinforces the teaching and hands-on nature of the Center’s Master Gardener-led classes. The Quadriga team also researched, wrote, and designed the graphics for the demonstration garden’s comprehensive signage.

Sutter Medical Center, Santa Rosa (left image)
Santa Rosa, CA, USA
Acute Care General Hospital
Sensory Viewing Garden

Quadriga is currently designing a new healthcare campus which includes a medical center, physician’s hospital and medical office building. Crucial to the success of the project is the health and well being of the users- as such much thought is put into the design and placement of public areas, gardens and pedestrian way finding on the campus. Sutter Health is committed to providing buildings that meet or exceed LEED certification. Toward that goal, on site storm water is filtered through more sustainable bioswales and plant materials will be selected specifically for low maintenance, fertilizer and water use.

Set on a 25 acre site adjacent to the Wells Fargo Center, the new hospital will be LEED Certified and the grounds are designed to implement the newest stormwater and water conservation ordinances. On this site, way finding and efficient circulation are critical for hospital visitors and those attending events at the Wells Fargo Center. Vehicular and pedestrian movement was studied intently, with the goal of providing as stress free a visit as possible. Signage and plantings were designed to provide both literal and subliminal way finding clues. Tree and vegetation patterns were designed to help guide the visitor through the site.

Outdoor spaces are designed to meet the needs of the hospital staff as well as patients and visitors. The most reflective space- the viewing garden – has seating walls, water features, gabion walls and visually relaxing proportions. The garden can be entered from a ground floor waiting room and can be viewed through the 2 story glass wall. Other outdoor seating areas have space for small to large groups as well as singular occupants. All of the outdoor spaces have a common vernacular of furnishings and materials.

University of California, Davis Student Health and Wellness Center (center image)
Davis, CA, USA
Student Primary Care Facility
Healing Garden

The design for the grounds reflects Quadriga’s sustainability effort through low water use design, tree preservation, permeable paving, and the first green roof on the UC Davis campus. Additionally the design provides students, faculty and visitors the opportunity to reflect in the healing garden and exercise on the circular exercise path.

The new 77,000 square foot Center is a comprehensive facility focused on programs for the student, providing primary care services, specialty clinics, counseling, women’s health, and health education. In addition, the project is designed to meet the UC Davis Green Building Guidelines and is seeking LEED Gold certification.

Quatrefoil, Inc. Quatrefoil, Inc. Quatrefoil, Inc.

Quatrefoil, Inc.

Brian Bainnson, Principal
404 SE 80th Avenue
Portland, OR 97215
Telephone: 503.256.8955
Fax: 503.256.3460


Quatrefoil Inc. provides personalized Landscape Architectural and design services for all types of site design, from residential to institutional. Design is client driven to merge program, technical and lifestyle needs.



Alegent Health Lakeside Hospital Healing Garden
Omaha, NE, USA
Indoor Cancer Unit (atrium garden)
The indoor in-patient cancer unit Family Oasis Garden highlights the four elements of earth, wind, fire, and water, utilizing toxin free, fire-code compliant, artificial materials to create a supportive garden space for cancer patients and their families.

Marquis Care Centennial
Gresham, OR, USA
Assisted Living Center
Courtyard garden including seasonal plantings, covered activity spaces, raised beds, and therapy walk designed for use by physical therapists.

Marquis Care Forest Grove
Forest Grove, OR, USA
Assisted Living Center
Therapeutic garden for assisted living facility residents and staff.

Projects in Partnership with Legacy Health Systems (

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA
Oregon Burn Center Garden
Acute Burn Patient Care Garden
Oregon ASLA Award and American Horticultural Therapy Association Garden Design Award Winner
As the first of its kind, the OBC healing garden serves the Pacific Northwest’s regional burn facility, offering physical and emotional support to patients, staff, and family members encountering the trauma of extreme burn wounds. The gardens serve as an active component of patient care and rehabilitation, complete with shade structures, cooling plants, and year-round accessibility.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA
Behavioral Health Therapy Garden
Secure Psychiatric Unit Garden
The garden is suited to the particular needs of acute mental health care staff and patients, offering a fully secure outdoor space for patient therapy. All plantings, materials, and site furnishings were chosen to eliminate possibilities for harm, escape, or danger for garden users and accompanying staff. A covered structure and basketball hoop offer year round activity. A fountain constructed and secured to be free of loose components offers therapeutic site and sound of water without compromising safety.

Legacy Emanuel Medical Center
Portland, OR, USA
The Children’s Garden
Activity Pavilion and Upgrades
The garden features whimsical children’s themes throughout, including a looping yellow brick road and engaging garden art and statuary. A brightly colored activity shelter provides space for year round use, seasonal plantings and ongoing garden activities invite families and guests alike to enjoy the retreat from the neighboring hospital facilities, and the garden provides soothing views from the surrounding hallway corridors and patient rooms.

Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center Healing Garden
Tualatin, OR, USA
General Hospital Garden
The outdoor courtyard garden is surrounding by patient rooms, medical offices, the campus cafeteria, and the pediatric physical therapy center. The design offers varied walking surfaces, raised beds, covered structures, activity tables, a water wall and bubbler rock fountain, and specialty plantings including native, stormwater, sensory, children’s, edible, and conifer gardens.

Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center Healing Garden
Gresham, OR, USA
General Hospital Garden
The garden facility offers varied surfaces, raised beds, covered structures, seasonal plantings, a central water features, specialty butterfly, alpine, and native gardens, and a variety of seating spaces for patients and visitors.

Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center Stenzel Healing Garden
Portland, OR, USA
Activity Pavilion and Garden Upgrades;
Situated between surrounding medical buildings, the garden offers a variety of supportive therapeutic environments as well as soothing views from surrounding rooms. The most recent addition to the garden is a new covered structure for outdoor activities and year round shelter from the elements.

Portland Memory Garden
Portland, OR, USA
Alzheimer’s Garden
Designed in cooperation with Portland Parks, ASLA, and Center of Design for an Aging Society
The enclosed garden situated inside one of Portland, Oregon’s public parks provides a supportive, safe environment for Alzheimer’s patients and their families and caregivers. The space is accessed from a single point of entry, and a looping path system supports intuitive way finding. Raised beds, walking rails, and world-class plantings offer an accessible and sensory rich visitor experience.

Providence Benedictine Nursing Center
Mt. Angel, OR, USA
Assisted Living Facility Garden
The courtyard garden serves the assisted living center residents, family, and staff, offering four season plantings, a covered structure for sheltered outdoor activity, a central water feature, wide looping path system, and children’s art from the surrounding community incorporated into accessible raised beds.

Providence Elderplace
Gresham, OR, USA
Senior Day Use Center
Therapeutic Garden for community seniors. The garden will features raised beds for active gardening, large and small group gathering areas, and a therapy walk.

Returning Heroes Home Warrior and Family Support Center
Fort Sam Houston
San Antonio, TX, USA
Armed Combat Injury Treatment Facility
The therapeutic garden serves wounded veterans in rehabilitation from extensive burn injuries, loss of limbs, head and internal injuries.

Tuality Healthcare
Hillsboro, OR, USA
Rooftop Therapeutic Garden
Renovated rooftop garden for adult and pediatric in-patient care.


RGS Designs

Rick Spalenka, Principal
Cedaredge, Colorado
Phone: 970.856.6077


Design service specializing in residential and healthcare gardens, designing contemplative spaces using sensory enhancing elements such as water features, tactile and aromatic plants, shade, sound and lighting. Currently a solo Registered Landscape Architect with over 30 years of varied experiences including design, construction, and healthcare, Rick Spalenka is certified in Healthcare Design through the Chicago Botanic Garden and training in horticulture therapy through the Denver Botanic Garden. He is licensed in Landscape Architecture in Virginia and Colorado and registered as a nurse in Colorado, and has experience in psychiatry and Veteran nursing.


Spalenka grew up as a Navy dependent with world travel experience and served in the Army as a Combat Engineer in Europe both in a combat role and practiced as a landscape architect with the Armed Forces Recreation Center – Garmisch, Germany. He has returned to Europe many times to visit friends and family, and his projects are influenced by both European and Asian experiences.


Association for Research and Enlightenment (Edgar Cayce A.R.E)
Harris Prayer and Meditation Garden
Virginia Beach, VA, USA
Edgar Cayce Research Center and Headquarters

Smith\GreenHealth Consulting, LLC

Jerry Smith, FASLA, LEED AP, EDAC, Principal
Columbus, OH
Phone: 614.266.6685

Profile, images, and projects list coming soon

Roy-Fisher Associates, Inc./Studio Sprout Roy-Fisher Associates, Inc./Studio Sprout Roy-Fisher Associates, Inc./Studio Sprout

Studio Sprout Inc.

Roy-Fisher Associates
Connie Roy-Fisher, Principal
Mailing address: PO Box 420, Jupiter, FL 33468
Physical location: 18761 131st Trail North, Jupiter, FL 33478
Phone: (561) 747-3462
Fax: (561) 747-0281


Studio Sprout, Inc. is dedicated to evidence-based design and sustainability. Connie Roy-Fisher, ASLA founded our design studio in 1983 and has a history of achievement and recognition for her work on public and private projects. Connie frequently lectures on evidence-based healthcare design and sustainable landscape techniques for South Florida. The firm works as both prime consultant and as part of an integrated interdisciplinary team offering expert advice on built projects of distinction.


Studio Sprout believes that a restorative environment is crafted by a careful arrangement of a variety of sensory, psychological and natural stimuli in an effort to:

  • Bring the visitor to the moment by connecting to something outside the body (a sensory experience or connection with nature)
  • Bring the visitor to an awareness of an environment bigger than “the problem” to regain a sense of perspective and control (psychological stimuli)

Studio Sprout strives to incorporate features that are the right choice considering each unique patient population through evidence based design. Landscapes for Healing incorporate features shown to be beneficial through past research and are tested in post occupancy evaluations. SPROUT collaborates with caregivers, patients, families and integrated design teams to design supportive, safe, and accessible outdoor spaces

Hanley Center Master Plan
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Hanley Center is a not for profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. A 12-step garden associated with the wellness center focuses on themes and metaphors associated with the recovery process.The Master Plan incorporates walking paths with sensory plant material, a walking meditation garden associated with a chapel, labyrinth, ropes course, horticultural therapy areas, butterfly garden and outdoor patios.

Hanley Resource Center
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
The Hanley Resource Center is the hub of community outreach for the Hanley Center. The Resource Center holds classes for families and corporations. Several outdoor spaces accommodate a variety of group sizes in a relaxed setting, surrounded by lush plantings. The spaces were carefully detailed to provide shelter and shade including moveable furniture, leafy tree canopies and a trellis with vines for shade and privacy. A large garden area adjacent to a popular inspirational book store encourages reading outdoors, small staff gatherings, and private meetings with a mentor in a restorative setting. A smaller area directly adjacent to classrooms provides a space for students to refresh during break. The site landscaping mitigates traffic noise and bermed plantings of native, xeric and low maintenance plant material distract from a nearby busy road.

Jupiter Medical Center Emergency Room
Jupiter, FL, USA
Jupiter Medical Center is an acute care hospital. This garden provides a comfortable outdoor alternative to the indoor waiting room. Lush tropical plantings provide a variety of colors and textures, a bubbling fountain provides a pleasant distraction from the stresses associated with acute care. Visitors are protected from sun and rain by a canopy cover, breezes are supplemented by outdoor fans and vending machines provide the opportunity for refreshment.

Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion Master Plan
Jupiter, FL , USA
A series of connected gardens at this 120-bed nursing and rehabilitation facility emphasizes four therapeutic outcomes:

  1. Sense of Control – Residents can choose whether to sit in the sun or shade, in groups or alone. Curved pathways unify the outdoor areas and allow residents to choose where and how far into the gardens they wish to explore.
  2. Exposure to Nature – A bird garden, raised water garden, and plantings along a large pond provide wildlife habitat. A raised gazebo is oriented to feel the predominant southeast breezes. Eighty-percent of bedroom windows have views to a designed outdoor space for residents unable to venture outside.
  3. Exercise – Paths encourage patients and staff to stroll or explore in their wheelchairs. Benches, fountains, and small sculptures provide subtle "goals" to reach.
  4. Social Support – Spatial considerations for wheelchairs allow residents to meet outside with family and friends. Please visit to view a plan, pictures and an extensive post occupancy evaluation of this project.

Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion Butterfly Garden
Jupiter, FL. USA
The Pavilion Butterfly Garden was the first of a series of garden spaces developed at this Nursing Home facility. The butterfly garden featured a trellis, a variety plantings that attract butterflies and a fountain for residents to view from their indoor dining room.

Jupiter Medical Center Pavilion Pond Restoration
Jupiter, FL, USA
This project at a Rehabilitation and Nursing Home Facility was funded by a local grant to improve water quality. The perimeter of the retention pond was planted with native plantings that provides habitat for waterfowl as well as screens an unattractive parking lot. A spray fountain cools an adjacent patio that is a favorite gathering place for residents to relax and enjoy the wildlife associated with the pond setting.

Jupiter Medical Center
Jacqueline Fiske Healing Garden

Jupiter, FL, USA
The idea for a healing garden began with the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center. She thought that if her patients could look at something other than blank walls, they would be more inclined to exercise. Through a program called Johnny Apple Seed, hospital staff and volunteers donated close to $20,000. Part of this seed money enabled the development of preliminary plans. The plans were mounted on a sign to request further funding for the garden. In 2002, Guy Fiske visited the hospital with his wife, Jacqueline, saw the sign and offered to fund the garden as a Valentine’s gift to her. She accepted. Through the Fiskes’ generosity, not only was the garden construction funded, but an escrow account was established for long term maintenance.

The goal of the Jacqueline Fiske Healing Garden is to foster the physical, mental and spiritual restoration of patients, visitors and staff by distracting from the medical setting. A series of garden spaces connected by paths create a tranquil and sheltered environment. The garden can be seen from inside the Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center exercise room and offers an alternative outdoor route between hospital units. Seating areas for visitors, patients and staff seamlessly incorporate elements that can be used in rehabilitation therapy.
The garden has several special features. The central focus is a calming pool of water that can be touched and provides a soothing sound. A sculpture of a pair of rising herons by a local artist provides a healing metaphor in the fountain. A transplanted 40’ live oak gives a sense of permanency as well as shade. A large arbor provides a sheltered meeting place and a shaded transition area from indoors. The Jacqueline Fiske Healing Garden received an award of excellence from the Florida Association of Landscape Architects. Please visit our website for a plan, pictures and to review a post occupancy evaluation of this project.

Jupiter Medical Center
Jacqueline Fiske Garden of Hope

Jupiter, FL
The Garden of Hope is cradled between a meditative lake and cancer center views. A series of spaces accommodate support group gatherings and provide private spaces for quiet reflection amidst a calm lake setting. A Seven-Point Vessica Pattern represents the interconnection of all life and provides a gathering place for meditative exercises. An adjacent shaded patio accommodates outdoor yoga and group meetings. A lush variety of plants creates a sensory environment that attracts wildlife and provides a positive distraction. SPROUT Roy-Fisher Associates facilitated focus groups with patients and staff to identify garden elements that support the emotional needs of individuals with cancer and incorporate the garden into support group programming. Patients preferred two spiritual archetypal landscapes – the promontory (extension) and the harbor (embracing) – which informed the design. Please visit our website for pictures and a plan of this project.

Mollie Wilmot Center
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
A welcoming environment that is attractive and intriguing to children complements this medical facility’s state-funded program for underserved children. Topiary wildlife hangs from trees for patients on gurneys to observe on their arrival. Colorful fish in waves of native grasses greet children from the parking lot. A proposed canopy and shade structure over a play area will provide protection from the sun and rain. A future bubble garden will let play elements "float" to children in wheelchairs in an area that also attracts butterflies with specialized plantings. Raised vegetable gardens will be used in diabetes education classes.

Views from the adjacent lobby attract patients, visitors, and staff outside, alleviating an overcrowded waiting room. A stained glass window provides a nature setting in a quiet room overlooking a trickling water feature in the garden. The connection with nature provides a pleasant distraction from treatments. Please visit our website for pictures and a plan of this project.

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T. Delaney / Seam Studio

Topher Delaney, Principal
600 Illinois Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: 415.621.9899
Fax: 415.626.8998


Topher Delaney’s forty year career as an environmental artist has encompassed a wide breadth of projects which focus on the exploration of our cultural interpretations of landscape architecture, public art + the integration within the site spiritual precepts of "nature." Her practice, SEAM Studio, has evolved to serves as a venue for the investigation of cultural, social and artistic narratives "seamed" together to form dynamic physical installations.


Ms. Delaney’s projects place an emphasis on the integration of physical form with narratives referencing the currency of a site’s unique historical, cultural, physical and environmental profiles. The text of the terrain is evidenced in the structure of these narratives, crafted by technical skill and quality of materials to create a site which will be read and interpreted by the general public.


Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, San Francisco General Hospital (left image)
Carolyn S. Stolman Healing Garden
San Francisco, CA, USA

Beth Israel Hospital
Jonathan Parker Abramson Garden “A Safe Harbor”
New York, NY, USA

Isaac Espinoza Memorial Garden (right image)
San Francisco Police Department Bayview Station
San Francisco, CA, USA

Kenneth Norris Cancer Center
University of Southern California
The Sherri Hinderstein Memorial Garden
Los Angeles, CA, USA

Marin General Hospital, Marin Cancer Institute (center image)
Greenbrae, CA, USA
Meditation Garden

San Diego Children’s Hospital and Health Center
Leichtag Family Healing Garden
San Diego, CA, USA

Towers|Golde Landscape Architects & Site Planners

85 Willow Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: 203.773.1153
Fax: 203.865.6411


Towers|Golde is a full service site planning and landscape architectural firm known internationally for elegant design, environmental stewardship, and superior collaborative service. The partners and staff undertake each project as a unique design challenge whose solution is specific to the client, the site, and the larger physical context, whether that is ecological, architectural, historical or institutional.


T|G’s extensive experience in master planning and project design for therapeutic and healing gardens has made the firm’s approach particularly successful in its responsiveness to issues of patient wellness, institutional identity, and operational efficiency.
Skillful analysis of landscape conditions, sensitivity to architectural mission, commitment to the principles of sustainable design, and unusual respect for client concerns are the foundation of the firm’s practice. Carefully interweaving environmental character and architectural aesthetic, T|G’s designs unite site and structure, creating memorable places of distinctive character which connect people to the landscape. T|G is dedicated to an inclusive, collaborative design process that serves art and stewardship as well as budget and function.
Recipients of over fifty state, national and international awards, the firm is especially honored by the American Society of Landscape Architect’s 1997 Award of Excellence, national recognition of the firm’s long history of achievement in landscape architectural design.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Garden of Hope
Lebanon, New Hampshire
Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
Located in a quiet courtyard sheltered by surrounding buildings, this sunny space was designed to provide respite for patients undergoing cancer treatment, and their families. A single brick path meanders through lush, native plantings offering opportunities to be distracted from the sterile setting of this busy medical center.

University of Kentucky: Albert B. Chandler Hospital
Entry Courtyard Garden
Lexington, KY
Architect: GBBN Architects
“Not your typical hospital…” Is how UK Healthcare describes their new Patient Pavilion and featured among their touted assets is the special courtyard off the atrium lobby that offers “a place for tranquility in a lush garden setting with intimate seating areas and benches built into the natural limestone wall.” The courtyard is strategically visible from the entry and is part of the “Uniquely Kentucky” branding of the hospital ethos/aesthetic that guided much of the design considerations. The plants are all native, selected and planted to simulate nearby Appalachian forest settings. Wildflowers and spring flowering shrubs are featured, as are the natural rocks which were collected locally.
The courtyard is a therapeutic amenity that is actively used by both visitors and staff. It provides respite and relief from the inevitable pressures of any hospital environment while it makes a strong statement of the hospital’s commitment to world class healthcare within reassuringly local surroundings.
Awards: AiA Kentucky, Honor Award

Greenwich Hospital
The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Community Garden
Greenwich, CT
Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
The Carl and Dorothy Bennett Community Garden is the culmination of a 10-year building effort by Greenwich Hospital. To make a place for the park and therapy garden, a former wing of the hospital was demolished and the site completely reshaped. The garden welcomes the general public, visitors from the surrounding neighborhood, and patients. It is an outdoor escape, a place for relaxation, contemplation and private conversation.
Features include a verdant landscape, a basin and fountain, a memorial sculpture, plaza paving with donor names, and a generous terrace and pergola adjacent to the new hospital cafe. The garden has been structured to accommodate a number of thematic sub-garden areas as donor opportunities arise. All garden areas have been designed to be fully accessible to the handicapped.
Awards: CT ASLA Merit Award; Connecticut Building Congress Merit Award

Smilow Cancer Center at Yale-New Haven Hospita
Betty Ruth & Milton B. Hollander Healing Garden
New Haven, CT
Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
This innovative seventh floor rooftop healing garden provides an outdoor place for relaxation, contemplation or intimate conversation. Patients can meet with family members or health care professionals at one of the seating areas, or visit the garden alone. The resultant garden design was governed more by the needs and desires of cancer patients who favored images of nature, reminiscent of patients’ own backyards. The patient-centered design was carefully vetted through meetings with hospital staff, patients and their families.
One can traverse the circulation loop on foot or via wheelchair, experiencing different views of the garden or the city beyond. An unexpected naturalistic, re-circulating stream meanders through the garden, terminating in a reflecting pool. (Images displayed above)
Awards: Gold Winner – Center for Health Design Landscape Architecture Award; CT ASLA Award of Merit, Connecticut Building Congress-
Project Team Award First Place; US Green Building Council – CT Chapter Award of Merit

Bridgeport Hospital
Norma F. Pfriem Healing Garden
Bridgeport, CT
Architect: Shepley Bulfinch
Associated LA: Devore Associates
This highly visible garden is designed as a soothing oasis in the heart of the new medical center. It is a focal and focusing space that anticipates the special needs of cancer patients, staff and visitors while providing physical and psychological comfort as well as sensory engagement. It harnesses both the dynamic healing power of natural elements and the familiar elements of the southern New England landscape.
The centerpiece of the design is a sparkling waterfall set against a traditional stone wall. Other garden components include curving paths, intimate gathering spaces for individuals or small groups positioned in sun and shade, café dining, and naturalistic and seasonally varied plantings which feature a wildflower ‘meadow’ as well as numerous deciduous and evergreen trees. A screened terrace with a shade pergola adjacent to the infusion suites creates a private prospect for patients to receive their treatments in the garden. The splashing water of the fountain and a perimeter screen minimize the distractions of the world outside.

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VireO Design Studio, LLC

Jan Satterthwaite, ASLA, L.E.E.D.™
Seattle, WA
Phone: 206.409.9970


Vireo [Latin]: ‘To be green, verdant; to be lively or vigorous’
VireO Design Studio, llc is dedicated to creating personalized life-enhancing designs for healing, learning, living and playing in the landscape. Our designs strive to be conscious of environmental as well as health impacts. We work with clients ranging from simple healing herb gardens for single family residences, to urban therapeutic gardens, to hospital master planning. Our studio has the artistic and sensitive design experience to create outdoor living spaces that inspire the soul.


The founder, Jan Satterthwaite, ASLA, L.E.E.D., is an experienced public artist and award winning designer whose interest in landscape architecture has been a lifetime journey that first began with intuition and learning to read place. Later it was leavened by observing the landscape via world travel, freelance work in art as well as experience living with cancer. Her design philosophy is drawn from a dual sensibility—in aesthetics and evidence based design. It is the intersection of the intuitive design process and a sensitivity to individuals with special needs where she finds design can successfully influence environmental change and promote therapeutic health benefits. Having once been a cancer patient, her focus is on the human experience in the landscape, with consistent themes appearing in her design exploration—a profound engagement with site and a modernist faith in the ability of design to transform both site and human response.


VA Puget Sound Fisher House
Veterans Peace Garden
Seattle, WA, USA
Meditation & healing garden for families of veterans (right-hand image)
This transformative garden project was sparked by the energy of the Friends of VA Puget Sound Fisher House™ working in collaboration with students at the University of Washington Dept. of Landscape Architecture Design/Build program. The new landscape is intended to soothe the souls and refresh the spirits of the military and Veteran families staying at Fisher House. The concept design for the garden embodies the “healing journey.” One enters the garden through a threshold of trees, leading to a central plaza. The focal point of the plaza is a “reflection” sculpture composed of metal bands weaving through a bed of ornamental grasses, suggesting the movement of wind. The plaza is surrounded by textured, colorful, and aromatic plants to delight the senses. The pavilion is also marked by metal panels depicting a dove and olive branch motif, referencing peace and healing. An extended woodland restoration garden completes the “healing journey,” symbolizing both spiritual and ecological reclamation.
Click here to view description, plan, renderings, and images of the garden.
Click here to view a video of the project, from build to finish.

Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital
Yakima, WA, USA
Healthcare Master Plan
Successive arrangement of ADA pathways, viewing plazas, a meditation meadow and interactive elements to provide staff, patients and children opportunities for restoration, meditation, & healing.
[Project design while at Berger Partnership]

Fircrest Rehabilitation School
Seattle, WA, USA
Healing Garden
Fircrest provides specialized, high-quality personalized service to the most challenged individuals with developmental disabilities. It serves a diverse population of people who are medically fragile, multiply handicapped, and behaviorally challenged. The accessible garden serves a dual purpose: as outdoor therapy and mitigates the displacement that residents undergo to provide a reconnection of a familiar ‘home’ landscape. A production zone, consisting of raised gardening beds and work tables, provide a space for horticultural therapy activities. A play and exploration zone, with a series of sensory paths, a wheelchair chime and interactive game table address cognitive skills. The zones can be chosen by individuals or caregiver groups. For users with low social skills, severe autism for example, parallel play or gardening may represent the highest level of social interaction they can manage. For others, gardening side by side may inspire social interactions not stimulated by more passive activities. In addition to the therapeutic aspects of the garden, a memorial circle was installed to commemorate the memory of residents, parents, guardians and friends who have passed away as well as other life celebrations and memorable events in Fircrest history.
Click here to view images of the garden.

Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital
Tacoma, WA, USA
Restorative Healing Garden (left image)
Children in any kind of environment like to make up imaginary worlds to cope with adversity and the challenge of growing up. In this healthcare setting, a whimsical and colorful planting design offers children, parents and visitors a sense of surprise and delight, awakening a new part of consciousness and relief from a potentially stressful hospital environment. A more contemplative garden behind the facility offers staff and visitors a place of refuge and respite.[Project design while at Bruce Dees & Associates]

U.W. Bnai Brith Hillel House
Seattle, WA, USA
Restorative teaching garden (center image)
Amongst the hustle & bustle of a busy urban university campus, the design for this project serves a dual purpose:  visitor respite and contemplation combined with an educational experience.  Natural materials have been selected to reflect the local vernacular.  Seating boulders and entry arbors define outdoor rooms that evoke a transition to nature.   They are functional but they also respond to human needs, built on a scale to welcome and reassure.  Plants were chosen with a biblical or historical meaning to serve as a catalyst, inspiring students and guests to reach out to their past.  The design was as much about creating a functional outdoor story room as it was about deepening personal knowledge and attaining peace with oneself. 
[Project design while at Bruce Dees & Associates]

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The West Studio

847 Hiawatha Place S
Seattle, WA 98144
Phone: +1 206.519.5690


The West Studio is an exciting and very alive evidence-based landscape architecture firm with roots in Seattle, Washington and feet that travel the country and the globe. The firm is founded on the belief that focus brings excellence and that evidence-based design is the vehicle for that focus and achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients. Our team listens, responds with sensitivity, and delivers powerful results through expert design, consulting services, and assessment tools.


We are not just another landscape design firm, we are different and we like it that way. At The West Studio, we base site planning and design decisions on reliable evidence. We work with you to define your specific design goals and objectives. We are ever mindful of client goals and objectives and ensure the best possible user and operational outcomes – that is what evidence-based design is all about.

Our team brings experience with healthcare settings, affordable family and elder housing, infill housing, parks, transitional housing, community facilities, justice facilities, tribal facilities, educational facilities, memorials, culturally sensitive, therapeutic and restorative environments. Our goal is to maximize positive outcomes meeting the clients’ specific needs and cultivate a practice of on-going collaboration with each of our clients.

Select projects fostering Health and Well-being

  • Vantage Point Senior Apartments – Renton, WA
  • Jardin de Malenalco Meditation Garden– Malenalco, Mexico
  • High Point Healthy Homes Report – Seattle, WA
  • VA Seattle Campus Expansion – Seattle, WA
  • PTOI Elder Housing – Tacoma, WA
  • Fircrest Healing Garden – Shortline, WA
  • Chehalis Elders Center – Oakville, WA
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Virginia Burt Designs

Virginia T. Burt, OALA, ASLA- Landscape Architect and Consultant
5318 Cedar Springs Road
Burlington, Ontario
Canada L7P 0B9
Phone: 888.339.3031
Fax: 905.335.2606


Consulting services for participatory design programming using Process Facilitation and Large Group Intervention techniques (specifically Open Space Technology), Garden Needs Reports, Therapeutic Garden assessments, supportive horticultural therapy design services, master planning and detailed design of therapeutic gardens through working drawings and contract administration.



Allendale Long Term Care Facility
Milton, Ontario, Canada
Therapeutic Garden Courtyards

Burlington Labyrinth Project
Central Park, Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Homewood Health Centre
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
The Homewood Labyrinth (first psychiatric hospital in Canada to create a permanent outdoor labyrinth for clients, their families, and staff)

Interval House Shelter for Abused Women
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

John Gordon Home AIDS Hospice Healing Garden
London, Ontario, Canada

Post Inn Village Long Term Care Facility
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Two therapeutic garden courtyards, one that includes multi-generational day care

Shalom Village Seniors Facility
Hamilton, Ontari, Canada
Gussie Sobel Healing Garden and other therapeutic garden areas

Versa Care-Brantford Long Term Care Facility
Brantford, Ontario, Canada
Therapeutic Garden Assessment

Young + Dring Landscape Architecture, LLC

S. Kay Young, Principal
8444 Marty Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66212
Phone: 913.642.9664

Images, Profile, and Project list coming soon

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Zaretsky and Associates, Inc.

Bruce Zaretsky, Principal
1965 Watson-Hulburt Road
Macedon, New York 14502
Phone: 585.377.8330
Fax: 585.377.3548
Zaretsky and Associates’ blog, Dirt Digger Online


Zaretsky and Associates, Inc. is a landscape design-installation-consulting firm, located in Rochester, New York. With a focus on residential and health care design and installation, we have garnered national recognition (and awards) for our creativity, construction abilities and integrity. Company owners Sharon Coates and Bruce Zaretsky form the design and consultation team, and have a combined 45 years experience in the landscape design-build industry. In addition, Bruce was a charter member of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s Certificate program in Health Care Garden Design in 2003 and writes extensively for such publications as WaterShapes, The Journal of Light Construction, American Nurseryman, and others.


Zaretsky and Associates, Inc. are dedicated to improving lives through creative and inspiring gardens and landscapes. We do this by creating gardens that are interactive, sensory, stimulating, calming, and memory-enhancing. Gardens heal the body and soul. We engage the visitor and inspire them to interact with the space, not just pass through it. Zaretsky and Associates offers design of residential, public and health-care gardens, labyrinth design, consultation, project management and installation nationally.


Rochester General Hospital Woodward Healing Garden
Rochester, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Entry gardens and an outdoor waiting area for relatives and friends of patients. Installation of the waiting area (a stone fence in the shape of a Nautilus) and management of the rest of the site work and installation.

Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Healing Garden in a central courtyard of the hospital.

Cherry Ridge Assisted Living Center
Webster, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Design and installation of Alzheimer’s garden for senior living facility.

Kirkhaven Nursing Home
Rochester, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Design and installation of a garden for an assisted living center, including a curved pergola, waterfall wall, entertainment space. Had to meet Preservation District parameters.

Sharon’s Sensory Garden
Mendon Ponds Park, Mendon, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Design and installation of a sensory garden with 175’ of raised gardens, waterfalls, and an herb garden. 75 varieties of fragrant plants; Braille plant identification plates; fully wheelchair and sight-impaired accessible.

Shepherd’s Home
Penfield, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Design and installation of healing gardens for a hospice.

Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester, NY
See Zaretsky and Associates’ website for info
Design and installation of Dancing Wings Butterfly Conservatory.

Crestwood Children’s Center
Scottsville, NY
Pro-bono design and installation of a garden for mentally impaired children and their parents.

Daystar Treatment Center
Pittsford, NY
Pro-bono design for a daycare center for children with severe physical handicaps.

Mendon, NY
On-going landscape consultation for therapeutic equine center.

Fairport Baptist Home
Fairport, NY
Water garden installation for an assisted living center.

Maplewood Nursing Home
Webster, NY
Water garden, woodland trail and planting installation for an assisted living center.

Private Residence Alzheimer’s garden
Gates, NY
Design of an Alzheimer’s garden for a private residence.