Dr. Garuth Chalfont

Therapeutic Nature Design and Consulting

Mail: garuth@chalfontdesign.com


Professional Memberships & Affiliations:

American Society of Landscape Architects - www.asla.org
Professional Interest Group on Healthcare and Therapeutic Design


Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society - www.rgs.org


Association of American Geographers - www.aag.org


International Psychogeriatric Association - www.ipa-online.net


Environmental Design Research Association - www.edra.org


American Horticultural Therapy Association - www.ahta.org


THRIVE (UK - Social and Therapeutic Horticulture) - www.thrive.org.uk


Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA affiliate) - www.riba.org


About Dr. Chalfont

Dr Garuth Chalfont, is a leading practitioner in the art and science of healing gardens, therapeutic spaces, and dementia gardens that incorporate the natural world into the healing process. He designs and builds engaging outdoor spaces in dementia care environments. Hands-on training workshops facilitate their active and enjoyable use by residents, staff and families. At Lancaster University, Faculty of Health and Medicine, Centre for Ageing Research his focus is multimodal non-pharmacological contributions to secondary dementia prevention. He explores the benefits of the natural world for holistic health (mind-body-soul). This includes researching the nature gardens he has designed in the UK. Dementia Beat Camp (Facebook page) and the Dementia Pioneers (local activist group) interpret and promote the evidence gained through his research into culturally relevant lifestyle change.

Contact


Flat 1, The Old Rectory
Rectory Gardens
Cockerham
Lancaster LA2 0ED
United Kingdom
garuth @ chalfontdesign.com