The Intuitive/Spiritual Dynamics of a Restorative Garden
Whether indoors or out, the environment in which we find ourselves affects our thoughts and emotions. However, we are not always aware of why we are affected and by what. Biophilia is a hypothesis being confirmed daily by science…an innate desire for and response to life and nature.
The restorative garden should feel safe, have opportunity for private thoughts, and promote peace of mind.
Participants will see for themselves their own:
Intuitive responses to space and containment in a garden setting
Intuitive responses to materials used in the landscape from plants to concrete.
Intuitive responses to form, line, and detail in planting and construction.
As a result, participants will be enabled to be more thoughtful in their design and construction of projects and be able to communicate with their clients and staff the goals of a meditative garden. What makes it work and what works against it.