Includes bibliographical references (p. 238-249) and index.
Contents: 1. The hospital garden as a space for health -- 2. Ciff-top walks, summerhouses and pagodas: picturesque garden features and the elite private asylum -- 3. The perfect asylum may appear to be a utopia: the Victorian asylum and its lansdcape -- 4. Pavilions and palaces of health: the gardens of the Victorian general hospital -- 5. Fresh air and sunshine: the open-air institutions of the twentieth century -- 6. Present and future trends in hospital gardens.