Historic gardens and quality of life. An outline with reference to heritage gardens
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The beneficial influence of designed green spaces on human health and well-being is widely known and indisputable. Aspects of landscape design are analyzed with regards to human sciences, such as medicine, psychiatry, psychology and sociology in particular. In this context heritage gardens play a vital and specific role influencing quality of life, as they are examples of harmoniously designed landscapes: diverse and rich in cultural meanings. As such, they have a particular therapeutic significance, especially that they stand in opposition to an ongoing process of chaotic urbanization.
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