Gardens that Heal: A Prescription for Wellness

Healthcare Garden Design

Wednesday, May 10, 2017
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Alsdorf Auditorium

$149 | $129 before April 5, 2017
Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Seminar
Garden Design Certificate elective course

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In a healthcare environment, gardens provide a sense of order, safety, and privacy for those coping with illness. During this seminar, industry leaders will present the latest research demonstrating the benefits of healthcare gardens, while providing an introduction to the tools needed to effectively design, manage, and evaluate such gardens. Fee includes morning coffee and lunch. This program is registered with the American Society of Landscape Architects for continuing education credit. Registrations made after Wednesday, May 3, are not eligible for the lunch option.


8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee

Pullman Room

9 a.m.

Opening Remarks
Alsdorf Auditorium

9:15 a.m.

Clare Cooper Marcus

Outdoor space in hospitals, recent evaluative reseach on healing gardens, and precedents drawn upon by designers of healing gardens, including medical diagnoses

10:45 a.m.

Teresia Hazen and Brian Bainnson

Healthcare Gardens across a Multiple Hospital System—Rehabilitation, Recovery, and Restoration for Patients, Visitors, and Employees

12 p.m.

Lunch (provided by Chicago Botanic Garden)

Burnstein Flower Show Hall

1 p.m.

Jack Carman and Mark Epstein

The Benefits of Restorative Gardens and Healing

2 p.m.

Florence Williams
Making Spaces for Wonder: The New Science of Awe

3 p.m.

Book-signing opportunity

3:30 p.m.

William Sullivan
Attention Restoration

4:30 p.m.

Panel of Speakers
Informal Q&A

5 p.m.

Symposium Ends




Symposium Location

The symposium will be held in the Alsdorf Auditorium of the Regenstein Center at the Chicago Botanic Garden in Glencoe, Illinois. Directions to the Garden can be found here.



The Regenstein School of the Chicago Botanic Garden recommends the Renaissance Chicago North Shore Hotel for accommodations.