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Friday Fact: Horticultural Therapy

Research in Finland concluded plants indoor and outdoor helped patients with dementia both psychologically and socially. Plants stimulated patient’s senses, creating positive emotions, and gave a good topic for conversation.   (source)...

Friday Fact: Stress and Your Surroundings

By Christina Hughey, Horticulture Therapy Specialist (source) Since the beginning of mankind, we developed fight or flight response. An example is, if man encountered a mountain lion, he would have to decide whether to fight or run. People still face stressful situations today, and, the body still...

Horticultural Therapy Gardens/ Healing Gardens

By: Christina Hughey A healing garden is a garden designed for a specific population, place, and intended for positive health outcome. With plenty of research to prove, access to nature is a beneficial part in the healing process.   Healing gardens are making a rapid comeback. Most...

Friday Fact: Horticultural Therapy

An important part of landscape architecture is not just design, but how the design makes a person feel. Christina Hughey, our Horticulture Therapy specialist, is here to provide information regarding these aspects of design. The first tidbit is how gardens can impact elderly. Well designed gardens...

Welcome Christina Hughey!

DG2 Design welcomes Christina Hughey to help develop our expertise in Horticultural Therapy.   Christina began her career in nursing school and since then developed a passion for the healing qualities of nature.  She will assist the designers at DG2 and our clients to develop spaces for...

ECOTONES + DESIGNING FOR BIODIVERSITY

By Brad Priest, Landscape Designer   Whenever possible, we attempt to promote the health of the environment through our landscape architectural projects. One way that we can accomplish this goal is by encouraging biodiversity – i.e. creating conditions favorable to support a variety of plant and animal...

Last Hurrah with Gravois Greenway Trail

Attention Gravois Greenway Trail users. There will be a "Last Hurrah" morning on Saturday, September 23rd from 8-11am at the Orlando's Event and Conference Center trail head. Coffee will be served and questions will be answered with the upcoming construction.     For more information, go to the...

We’re HIRING!

We are currently looking for a dynamic, motivated and personable Landscape Architect/Designer - with 1-3 years experience to join our team at the Eureka office. This position will support and strengthen our existing capabilities in master planning and design projects including parks, greenways, public spaces, ecosystem restoration, residential, and commercial. The...

Field Trip Friday: Maggie Daley Park, Chicago

By Jordan Wilkinson, PLA   My wife and I recently took a weekend trip to Chicago. We made an effort to do as much and see as much as we could during our 3 day trip. After making the obligatory trip to “The Bean” in Millennium Park,...