Therapeutic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces


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$45.00  $41.40
Timber Press (OR)
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7.6 X 1.0 X 9.1 inches | 2.3 pounds
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About the Author

Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA, is a professor of landscape architecture at the University of Washington and earned his MLa from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. Daniel's research is in landscape as a cultural expression, ecological urban design, and healing/restorative landscapes built in the environement. His firm, Winterbottom Design, Inc., focuses on designing healing/resorative gardens.
Amy Wagenfeld, PhD, OTR/L, SCEM, CAPS, FAOTA, is an occupational therapist, educator, researcher, and master gardener. She is on the faculty in the department of occupational therapy at Western Michigan University and has a therapeutic landscape design consultation practice. She presents on and publishes on topics relating to occupational therapy, interprofessional collaboration with designers, and access to nature.


"This incredible book has that rare combination of beautiful design and applied therapeutic science, which together make it a complete, balanced, and valuable resource." --Charles Christiansen, Executive Director of the American Occupational Therapy Foundation

"Beautifully illustrated and clearly written from a cross-disciplinary perspective. . . . an outstanding contribution to the field of therapeutic garden design." --Reuben Rainey, FASLA, Co-director of the Center for Design and Health at University of Virginia

"Expertly captures the art of designing therapeutic gardens." --Teresia Hazen, Coordinator of the Therapeutic Garden Program, Legacy Health in Portland, Oregon

"Demonstrates how a thoughtful and imaginatively designed garden can assume its rightful place alongside the cadre of helping professions, offering relief, respite, and even repair for what ails the mind, body, and spirit." --Kenneth Helphand, FASLA, Philip H. Knight Professor Emeritus in the Department of Landscape Architecture at University of Oregon

"From private to prison gardens and gardens for veterans, immigrants, and the homeless, this richly illustrated landmark introduction to therapeutic living spaces will inspire gardeners of all kinds to think more deeply about the holistic and healing potential of their spaces." --Booklist

"The authors clearly demonstrate the value added by infusing the design, from its initiation, with input from the garden's potential users. . . . Anyone directing the establishment of a garden in a public space will find these strategies for inclusive design useful." --Library Journal

"For those who believe in the healing power of nature, or those who are interested in the history of therapeutic garden design and philosophies, Therapeutic Gardens is a great resource and a fascinating book." --NYBG's Plant Talk

"This well-researched and written, fact-based handbook is full of advice for anyone new to therapeutic garden design--definitely a book worth having." --The Garden

"A practical guide that demonstrates the supportive role of green space." --Gardens Illustrated

"Readers seeking ideas and models will happily wear this book out." --Planning magazine

"This book is a rare piece of interdisciplinary collaboration between a landscape architect and occupational therapist and functions as both a source of inspiration for students and practicing landscape architects and a manifesto for compassionate, user-centered design. It adds a valuable voice to an ongoing conversation in our profession." --Therapeutic Landscapes Network