A therapeutic garden is “a plant-dominated environment purposefully designed to facilitate interaction with the healing elements of nature. Interactions can be passive or active depending on the garden design and users’ needs.” Sensory gardens, healing gardens, meditative garden and restorative gardens are simply different types of gardens that brings so many health benefits to it users.
Research has proven that ”access to nature promotes health through reduction in stress, depression, myopia, pain, fatigue, aggression, impulsivity, and symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD); and improvement in immune function, bone strength, wound healing, cognition, concentration, emotional resilience, empathy, vitality, relaxation, mood, and satisfaction.”
Julie Moore-Cantieni, Partner & Lead Designer at MLD, is a proud member of the Therapeutic Landscape Network. She’s also a graduate of Ryerson University in Landscape Design and graduate of the renowned Program of Healthcare Garden Design of the Chicago Botanic Garden. With her additional experience in Health & Wellness industry, Julie has a unique expertise on healing and therapeutic landscape design and creating your healing outdoor space is her true passion!
She’s a dynamic Guest Speaker on topics related to Healing Gardens and Modern Landscape Design and is often invited to speak at Canada Blooms, health conferences, garden clubs, horticulture societies and nurseries.
Julie offers valuable consultations to residential clients or commercial organizations like Retirement Homes, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Care, Senior Homes and Health Centres such as hospitals.
We’d love to talk to you about how our therapeutic garden design could bring your project to fruition. If you have any questions please contact us.