Therapeutic Landscapes

Therapeutic Landscapes

There is now evidence-based research* regarding the therapy benefits of designed landscapes around homes, workplaces, hospitals, clinics, schools and universities.

Whether in a residential, educational or clinical setting Cheswick Consultants approach to landscape design in Melbourne is to design and develop naturalistic spaces that filter out the chaos of the world, places that act as antidote to the stresses and anxieties of everyday life.

Nature deficit disorder was a term coined a decade ago to describe the hypothesis that people, especially children, are spending less time outdoors, resulting in a wide range of physical, mental health and behavioural problems.

In our work we embrace the vital, nature inspired approach of the Asia and design beautiful landscapes and living environments showcasing a blend of dynamic contrasts: inside/outside, small /large, high/low, shadow/light, warmth/coolness, enclosure/openness, stillness/movement, each design holding to the philosophical principles of ‘unity in diversity’, and ‘the balancing of opposites’.

Relaxed, colourful, scented plantings contrast and balance the crisp clean lines of modern contemporary architecture, pleasing the senses and soothing the mind, facilitating a sense of personal wellbeing.

A fine example of a therapeutic landscape in a modern day work setting can be found at the Temple Gardens in London, a little-known haven of tranquillity and beauty in the heart of London's continuous uproar.

Cheswick Consultants create places people want to be.

* (Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces : Marcus and Sachs).