American Society of Landscape Architects

  2004 ASLA Professional Awards

Communications Award of Merit

Therapeutic Landscapes Database
Naomi Sachs, ASLA, Therapeutic Landscapes Resource Center, Inc., Santa Fe, NM

Very dense information presented in a site that is easily navigated. Provides very valuable information not available elsewhere in a critical area of the profession. . . Quickly accessible. . . A useful tool. . . A good compilation of a resource-based web site.
           2004 Professional Awards Jury Comments

This database is a web site that provides information to the public about restorative landscapes, therapeutic gardens, healing gardens, wellness gardens, and other topics related to research-based healthcare design. Available free of charge to anyone with access to the Internet, this web site is a valuable resource for people from many different backgrounds and disciplines, including landscape architects and designers, architects, healthcare professionals, students, and home gardeners. The Therapeutic Landscapes Database also serves as a virtual meeting place where interested people can request information, pose questions, and offer new resources to be posted on the site.


Top image: Vincent van Gogh "Iris", 1889
©National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa
Bottom image: Bearded iris; photo by applicant

Top image: Horticultural therapist with children
Middle image: Snowdrops
Bottom image: Patient gardening
All photos this page courtesy Chicago Botanic Garden


Top image: Marin General Hospital Cancer Center Meditation Garden, Greenbrae, CA; Photo courtesy T. Delaney, Inc./SEAM Studio
Middle image: Sculptures at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO (Frog on stone and dragonfly); photo by applicant
Bottom image: Santa Fe Cancer Center at St. Vincent Hospital, Santa Fe, NM; photo by applicant


Top image: Chamaemelum nobile (Roman chamomile)
Middle image: Eschscholzia californica (California poppy)
Bottom image: Centranthus ruber (Red valerian)
All three photographs depict plants that have been used medicinally; photos by applicant




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