Healthy Plants = Healthy People
The use of gardens in a space for recovery dates back to the earliest centers for treatment in western medicine. As healthcare advances, plants for hospitals and elements of nature around those in medical facilities continue to speed up recovery times and improve overall health.
Indoor landscapes can contribute to achieving specific objectives, some of which include:
- Promoting healing by offering places of refuge such as a therapeutic or healing garden.
- Creating a more calming environment for guests and associates.
- Masking unpleasant sounds with water features.
- Creating aesthetically pleasing privacy screens.
- Providing a high-impact amenity at a low cost.
- Directing traffic patterns.
- Creating a place to commemorate donors.
Overwhelming public appreciation for therapeutic and healing gardens make these projects ideal centers for fundraising efforts. A healing garden can range from a small corner garden to a lush atrium. Regardless of the size we can work with you and your team to determine a budget and a long-term master plan. Donor commemorations can be engraved on planters, benches, stones, or plaques.
Planterra’s Health Centered Approach
As the interior landscape provider for many of the leading medical institutions, we understand the concerns that are unique to hospitals and medical facilities. We regularly incorporate the following practices and considerations in new installations in hospitals:
“Allergy Free” Plantings
We will select plants for your interior landscape that adhere to the concerns that are specific to your facility. The following are some examples:
Plants for Good Health
Many studies have concluded that plants contribute to the healing process. For example, the 200-person study, Evaluating a Children’s Hospital Garden Environment: Utilization and Consumer Satisfaction (Whitehouse 2001), identified the following key concepts:
- Patients’ stress levels increase in the hospital, however exposure to natural settings has the ability to reduce stress and enhance the process of healing.
- Hospitals can confuse and feel unfamiliar to new patients, causing stress for them and their families. Incorporating aspects of nature within this environment can be familiar and relaxing to these individuals.
- Ninety-percent of adults who utilized the garden setting reported a positive change in mood after spending time there.
- The garden was a success for children with autism who found more visual interest in the natural environment than the hospital setting, and was a positive distraction for children coming into the clinic for treatments of diseases such as cancer
Call today for a consultation with one of our award winning designers.
Beaumont Children’s Garden
Beaumont South Tower & Courtyard
Henry Ford West Bloomfield
St. Joes Hospital