THANESHWARI, POONAM KUMARI*, RISHU SHARMA AND HOMRAJ ANANDRAO SAHARE
Department of Horticulture, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144 411 (Punjab), India
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Therapeutic garden is gaining popularity as non-pharmacological approach in modern health- care system. It is a type of healing garden mainly used as physical therapy or horticultural therapy programmes which may include both horticultural and non-horticultural activities. These activities are very helpful in treatment of patients, stress reduction of staff and patients, increase in outcome of hospitals, increase in work efficiency and reducing cost of treatment. Therapeutic gardens are mainly designed for patients suffering from mental illnesses like autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, etc. In this article, an effort has been made to present an empirical literature on the use of therapeutic gardens in healthcare setting.
Key words : Therapeutic garden, horticultural therapy, healing garden, healthcare