Webinar with the Author of the besteller ‘The well gardened mind: the restorative power of nature’

November 5, 2021

The University of Padova, in the frame of the VARCITIES project has organised a series of webinar that will introduce the audience to the different topics addressed by VARCITIES.

In this first edition, we will meet Dr. Sue Stuart-Smith, who will introduce to us her book ‘The Well Gardened Mind: the restorative power of nature’, which has been recently published in Italian by Rizzoli as ‘Coltivare il giardino della mente: il potere riparatore della natura’.

Sue Stuart-Smith is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist. She studied English Literature at the University of Cambridge before qualifying as a doctor. She worked in the National Health Service for many years, becoming the lead clinician for psychotherapy in Hertfordshire. She currently teaches at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in London and is a consultant at DocHealth, a not for profit, psychotherapeutic consultation service for doctors.

She is married to Tom Stuart-Smith, the famous garden designer, and, over thirty years together, they have created the wonderful Barn Garden in Hertfordshire.

Her book, The Well Gardened Mind, a bestseller of the Sunday Times, analyses the relationship between gardening, nature, and mental health.

The webinar will be held on Zoom on Thursday, the 11th of November 2021, from 18.00 to 19.30 CET.

The presentation by Sue Stuart-Smith will be in English and a simultaneous translation in Italian will be given by the horticulturist Eleonora Giuliodori, who graduated at the University of Padova in Forest Sciences in 2012.

You can find the advertising poster below, in both the English and Italian versions. Please, so not hesitate to spread the word and share the poster among friends and colleagues. The event is open to everyone interested in the topic.

To attend the webinar, it is possible to subscribe at the following link: https://unipd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XCuD34naQ4y67QV58Cplig

Further details can be found at the TESAF Department’s page dedicated to VARCITIES: Research>Research Projects>Ongoing H2020 Projects > VARCITIES

Click on the cover image for more information. For any further inquiries contact: alessia.portaccio@unipd.it.