King Garden Designs,Inc. can be reached at 914-907-0246 and Connect@KingGardenDesigns.com
King Garden Designs, Inc. is a boutique landscape design company located in New York. Charles King Sadler, King Garden Designs founder, enjoys creating and enhancing the beauty and vitality of landscapes through thoughtful design, professional implementation and ongoing care.
Member American Society of Landscape Architects & ISA Certified Arborist TRAQ
King Garden Designs offers Healthcare Garden Design services. We are based in the Hudson Valley.
We meet to discuss your goals, timing and budget during your landscape consultation.
Master Plan, Garden Design, Garden Care, Expert Pruning, ISA Certified Arborist Assessment, ISA Tree Risk Assessment Qualification
Full Landscape Design and Installation Services
Landscaping Services, Expert Pruning, Cloud Pruning, Winter Pruning, Landscaping Consultations, Landscaping Property Over Site, Landscape Design, Property Care, Landscape Maintenance.
ISA Certified Arborist Tree Work, Pruning, Hedge Trimming and Consultations
Landscape and Garden Design for Westchester County, NY; Putnam County, NY, Dutchess County, NY; Fairfield County, CT; Bergen County, NJ
Best Landscaping Based In Westchester county, Bergen county, NJ; Fairfield county, Dutchess county, Putnam county, Litchfield county, New Haven county, Berkshire county, Hampden county, Hampshire county, Franklin county and beyond including:
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Healthcare GARDEN design
King Garden Designs provides exquisite Healthcare Garden Design, Planting and Care. We provide Design Services for new or existing healthcare facilities including: Acute Care, Rehabilitation, Assisted Living, Long Term and Residential Care, Memory Care, Palliative and Hospice Care. Our detailed, thorough design approach, specific use of sensory and familiar plants, including native plants, coupled with ongoing garden oversight and care create incredible results. Our hand-picked suppliers offer gorgeous, rich plantings and materials.
We begin with a landscape consultation, to discuss your goals, timing and budget. We carefully listen to your wishes and concerns. A proposal/design contract follows this first meeting or a pruning/garden care proposal.
King Garden Designs founder, pursued Graduate Research Studies in Healthcare Garden Design, in addition to studying Healthcare Garden Design at The Chicago Botanical Gardens - Healthcare Garden Design Certificate Program.
With new construction we are most effective when enlisted early in the design process to evaluate the site. We enjoy collaborating with architects, engineers and interior designers.
We next develop a master plan or a specific site design; these organize your wishes and needs and relate them to the opportunities presented by the site.
For mature gardens we create a successful garden care program; this can include: regular garden visits to ensure plant health, periodic pruning and tree work.
Following the acceptance of the final design we develop a project installation estimate and schedule.
Upon project completion, we enjoy guiding the ongoing personalized after care of your gardens so that as they mature and change, their original design intent is preserved.
Expert Landscape Consultation: Beginning at $450
Plus travel expenses beyond our 20 mile radius (Suggested 1-1.5 Hour Client Meeting)
The process begins with our first meeting - a landscape consultation, we meet to discuss your goals, timing and budget. Prior to our meeting we request your location/address and property survey for our review. Following our meeting we provide you with a written landscape assessment of your property plus design retainer proposal outlining goals.
Health Care Garden Design Guidelines
Therapeutic Garden Characteristics
Source: American Horticultural Therapy Association
By: Teresia Hazen, MED, HTR, QMHP
Therapeutic gardens are being built with increasing frequency in health care settings. Among these new gardens, there is a high degree of correlation in physical design and programming intended to improve therapeutic benefits to garden visitors and participants including patients, residents and clients. Characteristics of therapeutic garden were initially developed in 1993 by an American Horticultural Therapy Association (AHTA) work team based on best practices and evidence based design principles. More recently the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) and other bodies have contributed to the understanding of design elements for therapeutic landscapes. AHTA’s Board approved the document, Therapeutic Garden Characteristics, which still stands today as the benchmark for HT, landscape and health practitioners. Citing this AHTA resource, the following elements represent current practices for therapeutic gardens.
Scheduled and programmed activities:
1) A horticultural therapy program guiding and promoting a program of activities and experiences in the garden is ideal. However, even in gardens designed for the passive/independent enjoyment by visitors, special events increasing the number of visits, classes encouraging routine garden tasks, and publicizing activities of all kinds familiarize special populations, facility staff, families of clients/patients/residents and nearby community residents with the garden.
2) Features modified to improve accessibility: Garden elements, features and equipment are all selected or modified to provide accessible places, activities and experiences to the greatest extent possible. Each modification to the therapeutic garden environment eases the task of gardening and or enhances the horticultural experience for the visitor/gardener enabling them to see and even to study plants, to touch or smell them, to encounter the luxuriant garden growth in their own way, on their own terms and at their own pace.
3) Well defined perimeters: Edges of garden spaces and special zones of activities within the garden are often intensified to redirect the attention and the energies of the visitor to the components and displays within the garden.
4) A profusion of plants and people/plant interactions: Therapeutic gardens introduce individuals to planned, intensive outdoor environments in which the conscious provisions of spaces and places for restoration, horticulture education, therapy, and for social exchanges are organized into legible and verdant, plant-dominated open spaces with simple patterns of paths and workplaces. The garden promotes four seasons of sensory stimulation.
5) Benign and supportive conditions: Therapeutic gardens provide safe, secure and comfortable settings for people. The avoidance of potentially hazardous chemicals such as herbicides, fertilizers, and insecticides, the provision of shade and other protective structures, the flourishing plants, and the protected and protective nature of the therapeutic garden offer personal comfort and refuge to the garden user.
6) Universal design: Therapeutic gardens are designed for the convenience and enjoyment for people with the widest possible range of conditions. As practical and pleasurable landscapes for people of all ages and all abilities, these gardens commonly stimulate the full range of senses including memory, hearing, touch, smell and sometimes taste as pleasurable alternatives to the visual experience of gardens. The therapeutic garden exploits the most complete range of people/plant interactions and experiences possible within its enclosures.
7) Recognizable placemaking: Therapeutic gardens are frequently simple, unified and easily comprehended places. An intensified recognition of garden patterns and garden experiences enhance the unique identity of a garden as a special place for the people it serves. Placemaking, an important strategy in all landscape design efforts, heightens the visitor’s focus on plant-related sensuality, comfort, and independence experienced within a therapeutic garden.
Understanding the characteristics of therapeutic gardens is pertinent to every clinician and student’s professional knowledge base. The periodic review of AHTA’s standards of practice regarding therapeutic garden characteristics helps to address practices to meet healthcare’s changing expectations for improved patient care and efficient and effective resource management. Continued research studies will help contribute to evidence based research and further implementation of best practices.
American Horticultural Therapy Association (1995). Therapeutic Gardens Characteristics. Retrieved December 12, 2012 from http://ahta.org/sites/default/files/attached_documents/TherapeuticGardenChracteristic_0.pdf American Society of Landscape Architects (2012).
Healthcare and Therapeutic Design. Retrieved Jan. 9, 2013 from http://www. asla.org/ppn/Article.aspx?id=3308&terms=therapeutic%20garden%20design
A QUARTERLY PUBLICATION OF THE AMERICAN HORTICULTURAL THERAPY ASSOCIATION
Therapeutic Garden Characteristics
Source: By Teresia Hazen, MED, HTR, QMHP
American Horticultural Therapy Association