Healing Properties of Gardens

"Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul."
John Muir, Scottish American Naturalist & Wilderness Preservationist, 1838–1914

Townhome residents enjoy the benefits of our Central Garden.
Throughout history, gardens have been cherished by civilizations around the world.

The sights, sounds and smells of a garden have always provided people with a respite from their troubles and a feeling of serenity and peace, particularly during times of stress. There is now an abundance of published scientific research documenting that natural settings produce significant and highly beneficial physiological changes in our bodies.

Indeed, an article from Scientific American states, "just three to five minutes spent looking at views dominated by trees, flowers or water can begin to reduce anger, anxiety and pain, and to induce relaxation, according to various studies of healthy people that measured physiological changes in blood pressure, muscle tension, or heart and brain electrical activity."

The researchers cited in the article found that "tree-bordered vistas of fountains or other water features, along with lush, multilayered greenery of mature trees and flowering plants, appealed most."

Bella Terra's Central Garden has been specifically designed to utilize the features detailed above to maximize its positive physical and emotional effects for residents.

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