What are the various types of gardens?
The garden should be specifically designed to meet the needs of the user. For example, this may be a garden that is used by an individual homeowner for meditation. As another example, it could be a garden that is used by a group of people for meditation.
What distinguishes a Therapeutic Garden from other gardens?
A Therapeutic Garden is specifically designed to meet the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the people using the garden.
Site Analysis – Conducting an inventory of an outside area that is intended to be developed into a garden. This is the first step in compiling information necessary to create a Landscape Plan. It involves talking with the owner/client, research of the site’s history and analysis of existing conditions. Site conditions, such as natural features, circulation, climate, are many of the elements considered.
Conceptual design – This is the second step in the design phase where drawings are created to visually represent the concept discussed. The drawings are simple and should easily covey to the owner/client the goals of the project, which includes an illustrated description of the overall concepts and requirements of the project.
Landscape architectural design – This step encompasses the design of the outdoor space(s) that are intended to create specific environmental, social and/or aesthetic settings. The process of creating a landscape plan involves an analysis of the site, development of a concept plan and the creation of a landscape plan based upon the garden information gathered. This is typically a collaborative process involving the client, the individuals who will use the garden and led by a licensed design professional.