Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals2018-11-08T22:40:45+00:00

Project Description

Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals

This paper selectively reviews scientific research on the influences of gardens and plants in hospitals and other healthcare settings. The discussion concentrates mainly on health-related benefits that patients realize by simply looking at gardens and plants, or in other ways passively experiencing healthcare surroundings where plants are prominent. The review also briefly addresses other advantages of gardens and plants in hospitals, such as lowering the costs of delivering healthcare and improving staff satisfaction.


  • Introduction
  • Background: Gardens and Hospital Design
  • Importance of Health Outcomes Evidence
  • Stress Reducing Effects of Viewing Plants and Nature
  • Benefits of Nature and Gardens in Healthcare Settings
  • Benefits of Healthcare Garden for Staff
  • Effects of nature on Clinical Outcomes
  • Qualities of Effective Restorative Gardens
  • Summary
  • References


Health Benefits of Gardens in Hospitals

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