Green enhances health - 24/06/2011

Jeroen Bosch ziekenhuis

This is not only demonstrated in every-day actual practice, but it has also been proven several times by scientific research. The Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis [Jeroen Bosch hospital] supports this idea. That is why their recently realised new construction was based on the idea that a comfortable, green environment contributes to faster recovery.

The fact is, research has shown that rooms with a view on nature and gardens have a healing effect. The new hospital is therefore surrounded by (enclosed) gardens. Unusual, exotic trees were chosen for the gardens, sometimes trees with more than one stem. The different ways they grow, the leaf textures and the colours of the flowers give each enclosed garden its own identify and atmosphere, which contributes to the patients’ recovery.

The above example perfectly links up with our concept ‘Healthy Green’, in which we focus on making scientific knowledge applicable in actual practice.

If the above interests you, you are cordially invited to visit the gardens of the Jeroen Bosch hospital next Tuesday, under the guidance of two experts. Your guides Ruud Kempen of Van Helvoirt Groenprojecten and Ruud Dubbeld of MTD Landschapsarchitecten will give you a tour and explain more about the range of ideas behind the design and the realisation of the gardens.

The invitation can be found hereunder. You can register by sending an e-mail to

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