Is it the fact that medicinal herbs grow there? Or is it full of outdoor elements that improve you health (like a jogging track, or outdoor gym)?
There is quite a mess around the concept of “therapeutical garden” so let’s not try to find one concise definition, but instead let us explain how we see it.
For us, a therapeutic garden is designed to soothe the mind of people that need the most powerful restorative benefits of nature to be transmitted to them, for example patients with neurodegenerative diseases.
Can therapeutical gardens be contemplative? Or course! And this is what brings us closer to what such landscapes can really look like.
Two photos below show landscape views that are the most contemplative and applicable to the design of institutions providing help to patients with Alzheimer, dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
You can read more about what exactly is so special about these designs in our paper “Therapeutic garden design for patients with neurodegenerative diseases.”[link here: https://www.infona.pl/…/bwmeta1.element.baztech-5bcd5467-f1… ]