Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program

May 13 – 20, 2015

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.

Healthcare Garden Design Certificate One-Day Seminar
May 13, 2015
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium
$149 nonmember or $129 before April 8, 2015; members receive 20% discount
Speaker list

GDC elective

Eight-day professional development certificate
May 13 - 20, 2015
Wednesday - Wednesday
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. (ending times may vary)
Linnaeus Room
Early registration fee paid/postmarked by March 27, 2015: $2,995*
Fee after March 27, 2015: $3,495

*A deposit of $399 by March 27 will guarantee your early bird rate.