A Best Practices Guideline for Healing Gardens: An Analysis of Design Principles, Modern Herbals, and 19th-Century English Asylum Landscapes

dc.contributor.advisorHolland, Martin
dc.contributor.authorNicholson, Abigail
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-10T20:28:17Z
dc.date.available2023-01-10T20:28:17Z
dc.date.copyright2023-01
dc.date.created2022-11-22
dc.degree.departmentSchool of Environmental Design and Rural Developmenten_US
dc.degree.grantorUniversity of Guelphen
dc.degree.nameMaster of Landscape Architectureen_US
dc.degree.programmeLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.description.abstractAlthough 19th-century English asylums possess a dreadful history regarding the treatment of their patients, the landscape designs of these institutions provide a learning opportunity for contemporary landscape architects when designing therapeutic garden spaces. By examining two historical asylums that continue to be used as mental health facilities in England today, a design framework was established to produce a best practice design guideline for creating future healing gardens. This study evaluates and analyzes the institutional landscapes of The Retreat in York and Bethlem Royal Hospital in Beckenham and implements a mixed-method investigation including the use of expert interviews, photographic documentation, journaling, document analysis, an autobiographical ethnography, and case studies. This research provides a best practices guideline for landscape architects to design healing gardens for mental health, with the support of colour theory, the principles of design, and therapeutic garden frameworks.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10214/27404
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Guelphen
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dc.subjectTherapeutic Landscapesen_US
dc.subjectLandscape Architectureen_US
dc.subjectHealing Gardensen_US
dc.subject19th-Century Asylumsen_US
dc.subjectMental Healthen_US
dc.subjectMental Illness/Disorderen_US
dc.titleA Best Practices Guideline for Healing Gardens: An Analysis of Design Principles, Modern Herbals, and 19th-Century English Asylum Landscapesen_US
dc.typeThesisen

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