Daniel Winterbottom

Daniel Winterbottom

Professor, Landscape Architecture

Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA, a landscape architect with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tufts University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and Professor of Landscape Architecture at the University of Washington. His firm, Winterbottom Design Inc., focuses their practice on healing/restorative gardens. His research interests include the landscape as a cultural expression, ecological urban design and the role of restorative/healing landscapes in the built environment. He has been published widely in Northwest Public Health, Places, the New York Times, Seattle Times, Seattle P.I., Landscape Architecture Magazine. He has authored “Wood in the Landscape” and has contributed to several books on sustainable design, community gardens, therapeutic landscapes and community service learning.

He has developed several programs including the participatory design design/build program in 1995 where with his students he works with communities to design and build projects that address the social and ecological concerns of the community. He has completed projects in Seattle, New York City, Bedford Hills New York, Mexico, Guatemala, Bosnia/Herzegovina and Croatia. In 2006 he developed the Healing Garden Certificate program at the University of Washington.



Yang, S., Liu, J., & Winterbottom, D. (2023). Analysis of the Dong bao Ye as sacred landscape and its Putative therapeutic mechanisms. Health & Place, 83, 103102–103102. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2023.103102 View Publication

Yan, L., Winterbottom, D., & Liu, J. (2023). Towards a “Positive Landscape”: An Integrated Theoretical Model of Landscape Preference Based on Cognitive Neuroscience. Sustainability (Basel, Switzerland), 15(7), 6141–. https://doi.org/10.3390/su15076141 View Publication


Wagenfeld, Amy; Winterbottom, Daniel. (2021). Coping On The Inside: Design For Therapeutic Incarceration Interventions - A Case Study. Work-a Journal Of Prevention Assessment & Rehabilitation, 68(1), 97 - 106. View Publication


Winterbottom, Daniel. (2010). Building Bosnia. Landscape Architecture, 100(4), 94 - 102. View Publication