Healing gardens at hospitals and homes offer therapeutic qualities [Pictures]
The concept of therapeutic or healing gardens has become increasingly common at healthcare facilities in the past several years. The realization follows a number of scientific studies that have shown people heal faster when they can see or be in gardens. Homeowners are taking these same ideas to create spiritual spots in their own landscapes.
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A garden grows in Monkton
Virginia Thorndike has created a spiritual garden in her front yard. She is a touch practitioner and draws on various religions traditions. Her garden is laid out in concentric circles and has walkable paths.