Franklin, D. (2012). How Hospital Gardens Help Patients Heal. Scientific American. Retrieved from http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=nature-that-nurtures.
This article looks at the impact of hospital gardens on patient health. “Dismissed as peripheral to medical treatment for much of the 20th century, gardens are back in style, now featured in the design of most new hospitals, according to the American Society of Landscape Architects. In a recent survey of 100 directors and architects of assisted-living residences, 82 percent agreed that “the design of outdoor space should be one of the most important considerations in the design.” But can gardens, in fact, promote healing? It turns out that they often can. Scientists around the world are now digging into the data to find out which features of gardens account for the effect.”