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.
Flat 1, The Old Rectory
Lancaster LA2 0ED
garuth @ chalfontdesign.com