Get Thee to a Garden

photo of Butchart Gardens Victoria

Butchart Gardens in Victoria, British Columbia

Oliver Sacks talks about the healing powers of gardens in a posthumous collection.

I cannot say exactly how nature exerts its calming and organizing effects on our brains, but I have seen in my patients the restorative and healing powers of nature and gardens, even for those who are deeply disabled neurologically. In many cases, gardens and nature are more powerful than any medication.

 

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