What’s a healing garden?

For all you twitterers out there who have just started following the Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog, this posting’s for you:

What’s a healing garden? 
Short answer: A healing garden is any outdoor space that facilitates health and well-being through contact with nature. 
It’s that simple. Sort of. If you want the longer answer, see an earlier two-part posting: (http://tldb.blogspot.com/2008/08/isnt-every-garden-healing-garden-part-i.html and (http://tldb.blogspot.com/2008/08/isnt-every-garden-healing-garden-part.html). 

I haven’t written much about planting the healing garden yet, but I think it’s time to start doing so. I’ll devote at least two posts a week to this topic, and more if people want more. If you’ve been following this blog for a little while, you know I try to span the various bridges between design and healthcare and academia and home gardening – we’re all interested in the same thing: Learning and exchanging information about how nature improves health and well-being. We just sometimes talk about it in different ways. 

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