Shi, Tong, and Tao investigated the use of gardens by elderly people.
Naomi Sachs recently presented data from her dissertation at the Children’s Outdoor Environments and Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Meeting of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Kotabe, Kardan, and Berman studied how the appeal of viewed nature is influenced by the disorder present in it.
Kuper conducted an extensive study of preference for different landscapes using color photographs of outdoor areas in New York and Pennsylvania.
Whear and her fellow researchers conducted a literature review of studies dealing with dementia among people living in care homes and time spent in gardens.
Pasha investigated factors that prevent the use of outdoor gardens at pediatric hospitals.
Several features of the garden are worth review.
The majority of “healing gardens” and other outdoor spaces in healthcare facilities do little or nothing to address environmental concerns, but with care, sustainable and therapeutic landscapes can complement each other.
Hinds and Sparks present a nuanced assessment of people’s responses to natural environments.
Morgan reviews the research supporting therapeutic uses of nature and discusses several recent projects that have put the resulting scientific findings to good use.