Writing & Press














Cooper Marcus, C. & Sachs, N. A. (2014). Therapeutic Landscapes: An Evidence-Based Approach to Designing Healing Gardens and Restorative Outdoor Spaces. New York: John Wiley and Sons.

Sachs, N. A. (2015). “Central Park.” In Jared Green, Designed for the future: 80 practical ideas for a sustainable world (pp. 44-45). New York, NY: Princeton Architectural Press.

Wilson, C., & Sachs, N. (2011). “Communities, Plazas, Squares.” In C. Wilson & S. Polyzoides (Eds.), The Plazas of New Mexico (pp. 123-299). San Antonio: Trinity University Press.

Sachs, N. “Psychiatric Hospitals,” Chapter 6 in Healing Gardens: Therapeutic Benefits and Design Recommendations. Clare Cooper Marcus and Marni Barnes, Eds. New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1999.


Cooper Marcus, C. & Sachs, N. A. (2014). The salutogenic city. World Health Design, 7(4): 18-25.

Sachs, N. A. & Shepley, M. M. (2014). Book Review: Australian Healthcare Design 2000-2015: A Critical Review of the Design and Build of Healthcare Infrastructure in Australia. Health Environments Research & Design, 7(3), 152-153.

Cooper Marcus, C. & Sachs, N. A. (2014). The business case and funding for therapeutic gardens. CITYGREEN, Issue 9.

Cooper Marcus, C. & Sachs, N. A. (2014). The perfect setting: Specific patient populations can benefit from tailored approaches to landscape design to facilitate healing and keep them safe. Healthcare Design, 14(4), 66-72.

Sachs, N. (2014). Letter to the Editor: The history of Park am Gleisdreieck – Visible but not revealed. Landscape Architecture, 104(6).

Cooper Marcus, C. & Sachs, N. A. (2013). Gardens in healthcare facilities: Steps toward evaluation and certification. World Health Design, 6(6), 76-83.

Sachs, N. & Cooper Marcus, Clare (2013). Therapeutic landscapes and healing gardens: Trends, concerns, and sources of information. AHTA News, 41(2), 10-11.

Sachs, N. (2012). Landscapes for health: Therapeutic and sustainable landscapes in the healthcare setting. Research Design Connections.

Sachs, N. and C. C. Marcus (2012). Are healing gardens becoming too popular? Medical Construction & Design, September/October, Vol. 8, Issue 5, pp. 68-70.

Sachs, N. & Vincenta, T. (2011, April). Outdoor Environments for Children with Autism and Special Needs. Implications, 9(1), pp. 1-7. Retrieved from http://www.informedesign.org/_news/april_v09-p.pdf.

Sachs, N. (2011). Letter to the Editor: Schoolyards should have trees and other living things. Landscape Architect and Specifier News, 27(2), 14.

That Healing Feeling (2010). Garden Design Journal (UK), December.


Labyrinths for Healthcare: Approach with Caution. American Society of Landscape Architects, The Dirt, July 20, 2015. With Clare Cooper Marcus.

Exploring the Connection Between Nature and Health: The Therapeutic Landscapes Network. LAND e-news from ASLA, October 2, 2011.

Sachs, N. (2011, March 9). “It’s in the Dirt! Bacteria in soil may make us happier, smarter.” Wildlife Promise (National Wildlife Federation blog). Retrieved 12/15/11 from http://blog.nwf.org/wildlifepromise/2011/03/it%E2%80%99s-in-the-dirt-bacteria-in-soil-may-make-us-happier-smarter.

Sachs, N. (2011, January 25). “Dirt Can Make You Happy.” Horticulture Magazine online (Featured as Best Gardening Blog 2011). Retrieved 12/15/11 from

Sachs, N. (2010, October 26). “Thoughts and Evidence on Therapy and Healing in the Garden.” Garden Designers Roundtable. Retrieved 12/15/11 from
http://gdrt.wordpress.com/2010/10/26/therapy-and-healing. For easier access to the article, see The Therapeutic Landscapes Network Blog, retrieved 12/15/11 from http://www.healinglandscapes.org/blog/2010/10/garden-designers-roundtable-thoughts-and-evidence-on-therapy-and-healing-in-the-garden.

Sachs, N. (2011, February). “Schoolyards Should Have Trees and Other Living Things” [Letter to the Editor]. Landscape Architect and Specifier News, 27(2), p. 14.
“The Therapeutic Landscapes Database,” ASLA Healthcare and Therapeutic Design Professional Practice Network Newsletter, Vol. 2, No. 1, Winter, p. 3; re-published in LandOnline, 2000.

Healing Landscapes,” arcCA, 2003, Vol. 03.4, pp. 36-39 & 51.


“Donner access a la nature dans les etablissements de sante est important (Giving access to nature in health facilities is important)” (2015). La Lien Horticole, Issue No. 933, June 17.

La Lien Horticole

Interview with Naomi Sachs in La Lien Horticole










Ph.D. student’s healing garden research earns national award” (2015). ArchOne, March 26.

Ellison, Mark (2014). “An Interview with Therapeutic Landscapes Expert Naomi Sachs.” Hiking Research, February 23.

A Look into Therapeutic Landscapes: An Interview with Naomi Sachs.”(2013). NatureSacred Open Voices Blog, October 23.

Ph.D. student’s new book offers healing garden design resource” (2013). ArchOne, June 7.

Dietz, Paula (2012). “Naomi Sachs.” Horticultural Who’s Who in Gardens Illustrated (U.K.), March, Issue No. 183, pp. 60-61. Photography by Charlie Hopkinson.

Photo by Charlie Hopkinson

Photo by Charlie Hopkinson










Cangro, Jackie (2012). “Shine: Nurturing Through Nature, A Q&A with Landscape Architect Naomi Sachs.” February 13.

Cobbs, Katherine (2012). “Healing Gardens.” Flower, Winter, 39-40.

Sole-Smith, Virgina (2010). “School House Rocks.ReadyMade Magazine, December/January.

ReadyMade Magazine, 2010 ReadyMade Magazine

Domke, Henry (2008). “Healing Gardens.” Nature Art for Healthcare Blog, May 9.

Coronado, S. (2008). Gardening Nude: A Common Sense Guide to Improving Your Health and Lifestyle by Increasing Exposure to Nature, Cultivating a Green Mindset, and Building Strong Community. Warrenville, IL: The Casual Gardener Company. See especially pp. 61-63.

White, Lee Anne (2008). Water Garden Idea Book. Newtown, CT: The Taunton Press. Sachs’ Sanctuary Garden is featured on p. 63.

The Santa Fe New Mexican Special Homes section, 2005.

Sachs’ Web site on healing landscapes earns award” (2004). The Campus News, University of New Mexico, September 20, 6.

ASLA Announces 2004 Professional Awards.” American Society of Landscape Architects. See also http://www.asla.org/awards/2004/04winners/entry346.html

Brown, Jane Roy (2004). “Designs That Heal.” Garden Design, November/December.