This thesis aims to create a therapeutic landscape in the form of a musical healing garden at the orphanage of Volos. The composition of Mediterranean trees, plants and herbs combined with various musical constructions, is the core of this idea. In the times we live in, a post-pandemic era so to speak, where the mental and physical health of a person is of primary importance, as never before, there is a growing interest in gardens and the addition of more and more greenery to our daily living landscape, but also creative and educational employment in outdoor and airy spaces. For the design of a musical therapeutic garden at the orphanage of Volos, it was necessary to carry out research and on-site collaboration with the students. The experimental results proved that the inmates of the orphanage receive little sensory stimuli that benefit their developmental physiology in their daily living. In order to achieve this, it is required to design a variety of sounds, taste and smell experiences, visual and tactile conditions to motivate and encourage them to explore the world around them, while at the same time providing the required calmness of the brain neurons. The fantastic garden soundscape, through the constructions and plantings, aims to improve the intellectual and mental development of children. Creative activities with objects and sounds in a green environment that provides oxygen can ultimately help and heal the children from their difficult past but also can become an ally in their demanding present.
This particular thesis has as fields of influence and study the following scientific branches: Landscape architecture, acoustic ecology - soundscape, child development and psychology, botany and homeopathic medicine, music therapy and psychogeography.
All these areas were studied and implemented for the design and creation of the garden in the courtyard of the Orphanage of Volos.