Faith and Form Feature Article by Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt FCSLA, FASLA, of Virginia Burt Designs recently had a feature article published in Faith and Form magazine. The article, Healing Gardens as Transformative Spaces (Volume 49, Issue 1), highlights the many healing attributes of healing gardens and spotlights The Schneider Healing Garden at Seidman Cancer Center (SCC) in Cleveland, Ohio.
“Often I am asked, “What makes a healing garden healing?” The answer is: any garden is healing and research proves it to be so. It has been my experience, however, that deep transformative experiences can be facilitated in gardens designed specifically for healthcare settings. Healing gardens and exterior natural spaces within healthcare settings create liminal spaces that facilitate transformation in individuals, small groups, and communities.” from Healing Gardens as Transformative Spaces [Article Excerpt] by Virginia Burt FCSLA, FASLA.
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About Virginia Burt
Virginia Burt, FCSLA, FASLA, creates landscapes and gardens of meaning for residential clients, healthcare facilities, and academic and governmental organizations. Virginia graduated with honors from University of Guelph in 1985 and worked in offices in Aspen, Colorado and Toronto, Ontario before founding Virginia Burt Designs in 1996. Virginia’s love of the land, the inspiration for her work, began early in her life. Growing up on an apple farm Virginia developed a passion for being outside and understanding the rhythms of nature. For more than 30 years, Virginia’s design philosophy has reflected these roots, enabling her to create gardens and landscapes that reveal their natural context and sensitively reflect and support those who use them.