Take refuge from a busy day. Search for peace. Share a deeper more meaningful moment, with a loved one or with oneself. Quiet places in a garden are amazing places to help heal a hurt! "Research has shown the therapeutic benefits of gardens. Roger Ulrich, a professor and director of the Center for Health Systems and Design at Texas A & M University, found that viewing natural scenes or elements of a garden fosters stress recovery by reducing negative emotions. Further research by Ulrich showed surgical patients with views of nature took less pain medication and experienced fewer minor post-operative complications than those with a view of a brick wall."
Time spent in a garden has been shown to positively affect one's emotions and improves your sense of well-being. Access to nature balances circadian rhythms, lowers blood pressure, reduces stress and increases absorption of Vitamin D. Nature is a portal to your soul. Making a quiet place helps you maintain this vital connection with nature for your health and well-being. "To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow." Audrey Hepburn