The following healing gardens are successful in their design, in that they respond to the needs described above.

The Hearthstone at New Horizons garden is a large, triangular shaped garden on the ground floor of a three-story Assisted Living residence adjacent to the living and dining rooms, on a grade that people living with Alzheimer’s use during the day (see Figure 10.1). Because a 2.4 m (8 ft) fence surrounds the garden, providing complete security for residents, staff members do not worry about safety. Residents therefore have essentially 24-hour access to the healing garden from the living room, through a residential ‘front door’ with glass windowpanes and sidelights that enable residents inside to see what is taking place in the garden outside. Of course, in really bad weather, the door is locked.