Creating Restorative Gardens, Healing Gardens and Therapeutic Landscapes
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Design for Generations, LLC goal is to encourage the interaction between people and nature through the creation of therapeutic outdoor environments.

Do you find yourself asking…

  • “How do I update my garden?”
  • “Why aren’t people using the garden?”
  • “Is my garden really therapeutic?”
  • “How can I get more hummingbirds and butterflies into the garden?”
  • “How do I maintain the garden?”

If you find yourself asking these questions – you are in need of a professional evaluation of your garden.

Jack Carman, FASLA will meet with you to review and create a plan to revitalize your existing garden. For more information on how to make your garden work for you, visit the contact page.

Leading Age Conference in Nashville on Tuesday, October 21st

Jack will be presenting the session “Evidence-Based Outdoor Design and Programming” at the Leading Age Conference in Nashville on Tuesday, October 21st. Along with co-presenters Susan Erickson, Marguerite Koepke and Jane Weston, the session will address  What evidence-based design principles and theories can be applied within communities to improve and enhance healing and restorative benefits

Gold Winner – Therapy Garden at Merwick Care & Rehabilitation Center

Vendome Group, in conjunction with The Center for Health Design (CHD) and The Society for the Advancement of Gerontological Environments (SAGE), announces the winners of its new awards program—The Landscape Architecture Awards for Healthcare Environments.

Some Services We Offer…

Are you considering the creation and development of a garden and asking how do you get started? The question may arise as to why it is important to enlist the services of a designer who is an expert in specialized garden designs?
What are the various types of garden? What distinguishes a Therapeutic Garden from ordinary gardens?
Is the garden being used to its full potential? How can I get people to use the garden more fully?
How can I teach elders, care partners and others to use the Therapeutic Garden? How do you get people involved in the garden?

Recent News and Interesting Information

Therapeutic Nature – Practice Everyday
Therapeutic Nature – Practice Everyday

Top 10 reasons why we should interact (get outside) in involved in nature – [read more]

The myths of aging are many times just that – a myth
The myths of aging are many times just that – a myth

It is easy to pass along the stereotypes of aging.  We should, however, look [read more]

The value of trees – in therapeutic gardens and other settings
The value of trees – in therapeutic gardens and other settings

It is true – trees add value to our gardens and yards.  This can [read more]

Nature prescriptions – Therapy in the garden
Nature prescriptions – Therapy in the garden

A recent article in the NY Times talks about doctors prescribing working in the [read more]