Healing Gardens is a documentary series that explores the transformative capabilities and restorative powers of gardens, gardening, and green spaces – which provide a variety of benefits to a diverse population with different needs.
In every episode, the beauty is undeniable – but we go beyond the splendour of the gardens to hear soulful stories of healing from the people who experienced them.
Bridging the space between anecdotal and evidential storytelling, we learn about clinical research and the science behind the magic of nature – not just the medicine it provides, but what happens to the brain in nature. What effect does nature have on our happiness and wellbeing?
The second season of HEALING GARDENS continues with 5 new episodes exploring the transformative and restorative powers of gardens, gardening, and green spaces that provide a variety of benefits and help us better understand how nature tends to the mind, body and soul.
In each of the gardens we visit in the second season, the beauty is once again undeniable and illustrates contemplative, aspirational, and practical examples of the powerful abilities of the earth to heal through soulful stories from people who experienced them.
From the surrealistic garden of Edward James in Las Pozas … to physical healing through the medicinal plants in Rancho La Paz, Mexico … to emotional healing of community in Kingsbrae Gardens, New Brunswick … to healing resiliency in tropical Hawaii, to finally finding love and happiness in the Marimurtra Garden in Spain – we invite viewers along for rare VIP tours.
From physical healing through home-harvested food, to spiritual healing by walking in the forests, to emotional healing from playing in the dirt or pruning blossoms in flowerbeds… Healing Gardens’ focused mission over 10 episodes is to help us better understand how nature tends to the mind, body, and soul by illustrating contemplative, aspirational, and practical examples of the powerful abilities of the earth.
Leading us through the explorations in each episode is our host – expert horticulturist and landscape designer, Charlie Dobbin. Charlie is a Master Gardener with a BSc in Environmental Horticulture and a Landscape Design Diploma, as well as a teacher at Durham and Humber Colleges since 2015.
Charlie is the internationally known host of The Garden Show with Charlie Dobbin airing every Saturday morning at 9am ET on ZoomerRadio.