Green spaces of tranquility Gardens often provide settings for peace and healing

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Posted: September 21, 2013

The Winchester Star

Lavender’s smell is “pleasant and calming” in a garden and the vibrant color is a beautiful addition to a landscape.
For Alzheimer’s patients, enclosed green spaces where they can still see the sun but are surrounded by green give them a sense of security and helps center them.
Roses can add a sense of beauty to a garden as well as a pleasant smell for people to focus on while they relax and unwind.
Herbs (left) such as basil, mint, and sage are good additions for the look and smell of the garden as well as having practical applications.

Winchester — A garden can be many things — a source of beauty, delight, frustration, exercise, stimulation and dirty fingernails.

It can also be a place of calm, bringing peace to someone in an…

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