VIU’s Milner Gardens & Woodland now free to patients with nature prescriptions

Vancouver Island University has partnered with the BC Parks Foundation to allow free access to their Milner Gardens & Woodland through PaRx. PaRx is a BC Parks Foundation initiative allowing health professionals to write nature prescriptions for patients so that they can access green spaces such as national parks for free. VIU Executive Director of Milner Gardens & Woodland Geoff Ball emphasized the health benefits of walking around the gardens. “[Visitors] start to breathe easier, be more relaxed and they comment that it is so tranquil and peaceful here,” said Ball. VIU Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.