By: Steven Mitrione, MD
Gardens have played a role in healthcare for centuries. With the advent of modern medicine in the beginning of the twentieth century, this historical role has been lost. However, there has been renewed interest in utilizing garden environments as therapeutic entities to enhance the process of healing that occurs in healthcare environments.
Plan of Clare Apartments Therapeutic Garden. Drawing created by author.
Steve Mitrione is a 2006 graduate of the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. This is an excerpt from his capstone project.