Designing a green area within healthcare and social recovery facilities is a solution to complement pharmacological therapies with nature-immersive activities.
The goal is to promote the improvement of the psychophysical conditions of patients and individuals undergoing a reintegration process into society.
To better understand what therapeutic gardens are, what they are used for, and how to design them, we have prepared a guide that addresses the main questions on the topic.
A therapeutic garden - also called a healing garden - is a green area set up inside or outside a building.
Therapeutic gardens can include flowers, hedges, plants, orchards, and vegetable gardens depending on the needs of the hosting building.
The objective of integrating a therapeutic garden is to improve the psychophysical well-being of residents and also to facilitate interaction with external guests through contact with nature.
Each therapeutic garden is unique and stands out for its function and configuration.
We can classify the types of therapeutic gardens into:
What unites all types is the stimulation of individuals for therapeutic purposes through contact with nature, which can involve a simple walk or be realized through cultivating fruits and vegetables.
A person in difficulty is like a suffering plant: with appropriate care, time, and patience, they can recover, grow, and flourish again.
In Italy, the tradition of using therapeutic gardens is relatively recent. The pioneer of this practice is Andrea Mati from Tuscany, a landscaper and nurseryman.
In 1986, he began collaborating with the recovery community for drug addicts at San Patrignano, proposing gardening programs to rehabilitate socially marginalized individuals.
Today, Mati is considered one of the foremost experts in therapeutic garden design in Italy and is recognized internationally as well.
Within our catalog, you can choose from many customizable solutions, including green walls and VP-MODULO vertical gardens.
Botanical layouts can be composed with various plant species, climbers, succulents, flowers, and much more.
The advantages of choosing Verde Profilo systems?
You optimize space thanks to low-invasive vertical installation and require minimal maintenance.