Investigation of Healing Garden Design Methods

Pouya S., BAYRAMOĞLU E., Demirel O.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.15, no.1, pp.15-25, 2015 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.15-25
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The witness, of the urbanization increase besides profits which it can have for the habitants in the cities has brought some problems. Besides the problems associated with urban life for citizens it also has a negative impact on individual and community health. It is obligatory that some policy be considered for reduce these negative agents. In the recent years the results which have evidenced the physical environment's effect on human health are accompanied and caused to emerge of approach called "Health Design". Influence of this action in the landscape architecture have been raised in forms of "Healing Garden". The designers of these gardens attempt to design places with complementing the natural and artifical elements that has positive effects on users and supply them with mental and physical health. Today Healing Garden design is a relatively new research topic that is researched in detail. However, studies on this subject in abroad has increased rapidly. This research is based on the healing garden design principles in the world and it identifies the role of analysis and research. The results of this articles show that most of the global cases of the healing garden are related to the medical spaces and the hospitals. However, the need of spaces with the function of healing is felt in the public spaces of cities, too. In this way, designed the gardens causes close communication of people with each other so this will lead to more interaction in daily life.