CASE STUDY: Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital's Healing Garden

Posted by Kim Riebel on Jun 4, 2014 4:32:00 PM

The small, manicured garden and green space at Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital didn’t happen by chance or guesswork.

Every inspirational saying carved in stone, every plant installed and even the seating, stone pathways and water features were included in the design for a specific purpose.

What’s the main goal of this quaint bit of nature tucked amidst an urban setting? To help people heal.

Research overwhelmingly shows that people who interact with nature have a brighter outlook, a more positive attitude and even more energy. Outdoor spaces have an amazing calming effect, reducing stress levels and lowering blood pressure. And that’s not only for patients, but also for family members, friends and hospital staff.

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