The fast pace of modern living has caused tremendous amount of stress on the bodies and minds of many people. Physical and psychological fatigues can affect the capacity to concentrate and lead to negative consequences on health and wellbeing. Kaplans Attention Restoration Theory (Kaplain, 1995) and Ulrichs Stress Reduction Theory have suggested that there is a link between nature and physical and psychological health. Past research has also found that interacting with the natural environment can alleviate stress, generate positive emotions and contribute to physical and psychological health. However, to be restorative, Kaplan suggests, the natural environment should fulfill four requirements of fascination, being away, extent and compatibility. A question is raised. What type of landscape in nature can people benefit from most in terms of stress reduction and attention restoration? What are the qualities people perceive to be restorative in the environment? Answers have to be found in the experiences of people in the natural environment. In Taiwan, due to limited space and the lack of large green open space in urban areas, college campuses in cities usually serve to provide natural environments to the neighboring residents and opportunities to access nature.Initially, a larger project of four types of landscapes (wooded area¡B green open space¡Bwater ponds and rows of trees along the streets) in three college campuses in Taichung city located in central Taiwan (i.e. Feng Chia, Tunghai and National Chung Hsing University) were chosen to study the effect of natural environment on human health. College students were used as samples. ¡§Biofeedback¡¨ technique was employed to acquire their physical responses. A questionnaire was administrated to acquire their preferences for the landscape scenes as well as their perception of the restorative qualities of the environment. Relationship between preferences, perceived restorative qualities, and physical situation were analyzed. Water ponds, one type of the four landscape, either landscape or ecological ponds, have been reported to have many functions in the city. Yet its relationship with health is less investigated. A large body of water has a soothing psychological effect. It is also good for water retention in land, increases the biodiversity, and decreases the urban heat island effect. During big storms, water ponds can help regulate large quantities of water and mitigate flood damages . The paper to be submitted, therefore, will focus specifically on the effect of the water-based landscape on human health and wellbeing in the three campuses.