Greenery and Healthcare: The positive effects of greenery in urban environments

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Greenery in and around nursing homes, hospitals and other clinics is good for the climate inside and outside the building, and has a positive effect on patient’s state of mind and ability to recover, as well as the general well-being of patients, staff and visitors. This document provides information on the benefits of greenery for recovery and well-being, including references to scientific literature. It concludes with some tips on how to ensure the successful and beneficial inclusion of greenery
Original languageEnglish
PublisherWageningen University & Research
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationWageningen
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • health
  • hospitals
  • patient care
  • patients
  • well-being
  • public green areas
  • botanical gardens
  • plantations
  • social welfare
  • health indicators
  • stress
  • rehabilitation


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