Therapeutic Properties in Landscape Design

This research project aims to review, analyze and build upon the current body of knowledge concerning the therapeutic potential of landscape design. It will review the health outcomes of natural settings at healthcare facilities and examine the design processes behind these. Project partner Virginia Burt Designs is a leading practitioner in this aspect of the field of landscape architecture. By comparing the research with targeted case studies of VBD’s work, the final product of this research will provide tangible design guidelines, reinforcing and expanding on established principles, that will be of functional use to landscape design professionals.

Faculty Supervisor:

Martin Holland


Timothy Bailey Edwards


Virginia Burt Designs


Environmental sciences


Professional, scientific and technical services


University of Guelph



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