Landscape, Gardens & Health
In order to fully understand the importance of our public parks, links to the following websites may be helpful:
NHS Forest website has an excellent ‘Evidence’ page listing useful research.
A 2004 report entitled The Value of Public Space produced by Cabe Space Design Council also includes a bibliography.
2012 Forestry Commission ‘Greenspace design for health and well-being’ written by Aileen Shackell and Robin Walter includes a section offering suggestions for further reading.
Here we feature research and events that show the therapeutic value of gardens and green space. Our aim is to provide a central forum and to ensure the subject is of interest to a wide range of people. We want to break down barriers and promote serious debate about the role of green space in healthcare interventions.