Description : Healing Gardens celebrates renewed interest in nature as a catalyst for healing and renewal by examining the different therapeutic benefits of healing gardens and offering essential design guidance from experts in the field. Generously supplemented with photographs, site plans, anecdotes, and more, Healing Gardens is a practical guide for landscape architects and others involved in creating and maintaining medical facilities, and useful reference for those responsible for patient care.
Description : “Presenting fact as well as folklore, Squire eloquently and exhaustively addresses aspects of gardening for the senses, from color and sound to fragrance and touch. As he deftly combines historical perspectives with practical considerations, Squire also provides a visual feast of alluring color photos and archival paintings and illustrations.” —Booklist.
Description : A guide to planting so that you can unleash the healing properties of your garden. Completely revised and rewritten, Sue Minter's beautiful book on the healing properties of plants shows the layman how to harness the healing potential of his own garden. The text covers both the history of plants that help humans, together with practical advice on creating a garden with healing porperties - from plants for minor ailments, to plants for a macro-biotic diet, to a secret garden as a fantasy, scented gardens, textured gardens, healing sounds, or, perhaps, a special feature such as a white garden. Extremely practical, it offers clear, step-by-step advice for gardeners with easily accessible charts for plant uses, how they should be applied and when and where to grow them. *An indispensable book to all those who want to enjoy the benefits of a garden that can heal. *New exhibit at Eden Project on Plants for Health coming end 2004. *Topical - after 50 years in the wilderness, the medicinal uses of plants are now increasingly acknowledged by mainstream medics and are regularly the subject of news reports. *Current focus at Kew is researching medicinal use of plants.
Description : "If you find...that your 'garden is not a hobby, ' but a 'fascination, an amazement and a healing place to unleash yourself, ' then you will find that she speaks to your green soul". -- WHOLife magazine More than ever, Canadians are turning to natural and spiritual ways of rejuvenating the mind and body. That's why Marjorie Harris' The Healing Garden is so timely: in her own friendly style, she thoughtfully explores how gardens can restore, teach, soothe and heal our minds and souls From a historical look at the healing garden, to contemporary horticultural therapy and a useful look at designing your own healing garden, The Healing Garden is a wonderful gift book for gardeners and anyone interested in the special relationship between our inner and outer landscape.
Description : Herbs are an important but often neglected part of garden life. Not only are these plants useful for their culinary, cosmetic, and medicinal properties, but they also make a delightful addition to any border and are usually very attractive to the insect, bird, and animal life we should be attracting into our gardens. This introduction to herbs - now in a newly revised and expanded second edition - is the ideal guide for the beginner. It is informative and easy to understand, giving sufficient pointers to further research without overwhelming the reader.
Description : This book is about children with special needs. They all need a place to heal and find comfort. The Healing Garden gives them the peace they seek.