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Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program

May 10 – 17, 2017

This eight-day program includes case studies, group projects, field trips, lectures, and instruction from experts from healthcare garden-related professions. Working in multidisciplinary teams that reflect the real world of healthcare garden design, your learning will be reinforced through tours of healthcare facilities in greater Chicago.

Who should participate? Landscape architects, garden designers, architects, and interior designers; healthcare executives, program administrators, development and marketing directors, and consultants; nurses, therapists, extended care providers, and activity and recreation directors; graduate students in related fields

Healthcare garden design is an emerging area of specialization in which several professions converge to create environments of care. In this professional development program, attendees will discover the many ways gardens provide verifiable health benefits for their patients, staff, and visitors. The multidisciplinary program introduces the latest research in healthcare garden design, demonstrating the benefits of healthcare gardens while providing participants with the expertise, knowledge, and tools to effectively design, manage, and evaluate such gardens. These garden environments of care maximize the effectiveness of clinical treatments for illness and disabilities, and create passive garden experiences that significantly reduce staff stress and absenteeism, improve patient health, increase client satisfaction, and strengthen the bottom line.

Current Courses

Online registration is unavailable 24 hours prior to the class start date. You may still register by calling (847) 835-8261.

8-day Professional Development Certificate
Wednesday, May 10 – Wednesday, May 17, 2017
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (ending times may vary)
Linnaeus Room
Early-bird fee paid/postmarked by March 24, 2017: $2,995*
Fee after March 24: $3,495

*A deposit of $399 by March 24 will guarantee your early bird rate.

Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Seminar
$149 | Alsdorf Auditorium
$129 before April 5, 2017
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
GDC elective