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Good Sam__Rick Spalenka
Banner Gateway Hospital
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Field Session Focus: Therapeutic Gardens for Healing and Respite (FS003)

ASLA 2012, Phoenix, AZ


When: Friday, September 28, 7am-4pm

Leaders/Speakers; Seth Placko, Naomi Sachs, Jena Ponti Jauchius, Rick Spalenka, and Kristina Floor

PDH Credits: 5.5

Organized by Phoenix landscape architects with a special interest in outdoor healing environments, this tour focuses on five healing gardens, including designs by ASLA Award recipients Kris Floor, FASLA and Christy Ten Eyck, FASLA. Experience how these gardens enhance well-being, not only for healing patients, but also for their families and caregivers. Tour destinations include gardens at BannerGoodSamaritanHospital, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, ScottsdaleHealthcareThompsonPeakHospital, BannerGatewayHospital, and MercyGilbertHospital.


Good Samaritan Hospital
Good Samaritan Hospital
image: Rick Spalanka

Learning Objectives

  • Understand      the positive impacts of gardens in healthcare settings.
  • Evaluate      the physical, psychological, and social benefits of outdoor spaces.
  • Review      the process of post-occupancy evaluation of various garden areas.

This tour is $85 per person, which includes transportation and bottled water. Lunch is on your own. Tour space is limited so register now to reserve your seat on the bus!

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