A true wellness garden design includes elements to uplift and inspire. A perfumed walkway hung with flowers and edible fruits delights the senses. A pergola, cloister or verandah structure offers shade in the heat of the day, and shelter from light rain and harsh winds.
When we have been unwell and stuck indoors we long to breathe fresh air and delight in nature. Seemingly regardless of cultural background, we respond to nature at a deep level. Our overall well being is enhanced by time in a well-designed garden. Health care gardens succeed when they honour and respond to that need.