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Benefits of plants

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Why have Plants?

People have always intuitively sensed that contact with plants and nature is a calming restorative tonic for body and soul.

Over the past 25 plus years, academics and scientists have researched houseplants to establish exactly why and how they are good for us, our home, our schools, our hospitals, our businesses and our environment as a whole and in doing so, they have established that plants:

  • Improve air quality and humidity levels;
  • Reduce stress;
  • Make people calmer and happier;
  • Reduce workplace negativity;
  • Reduce symptoms of discomfort and minor ailments;
  • Reduce absenteeism;
  • Speed up recovery from illness;
  • Improve concentration, productivity and creativity;
  • Save energy;
  • Absorb noise;
  • Increase shopper dwell time by half an hour when using in shopping malls.

 

As you can see, plants are valuable to us in so many ways. We want everyone to see how amazing plants are, so we we have launched a new campaign called ‘The Value of Plants’.  Using findings from a range of studies, we have produced a series of infographics to show how plants help us in different settings, including educational, healthcare, home and workplace environments. In all these places, the greatest value plants have for us is the improvement of our well-being and mental health.

 

The Value of Plants

 

Breathe fresh air

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Putting plants in the office ‘makes staff work harder and improves job satisfaction’

Plants in the office boost staff productivity by almost a fifth, according to scientists. Research shows

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LIVING WALLS CAN PLAY SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN TACKLING TOXIC AIR HOT SPOTS IN CITIES

The Arup Green Building report shows that the contribution of ‘green building envelopes’, such as moss

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Making our indoor air cleaner and healthier

Marius Ballieux, of Ballieux Organix Architects, conducted research using NASA-validated equipment to measure the composition of

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Increase your workplace productivity

A study, the first of its kind to use real offices, found that plants fostered more

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Reduce Employee Sick Leave

FACT: Plants can improve the health of office workers. Tina Bringslimark, Norway According to a CBI

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Reduce Sick Building Syndrome

With many of us spending our working days indoors, deprived of natural light, fresh air and

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Quiet please!

Plants quieten office noise. A small indoor hedge placed around a workspace will reduce noise by

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Good for our Environment

Poor air quality is considered one of the biggest public health issues now facing the UK.

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Fresh air for London

A study commissioned by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, calculated that more than 4,300 deaths are

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Brighten up your workplace

Our range includes freshly cut & artificial bouquets, live a
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WELCOME PLANTING

Improve your kerbside appeal with our external plant display
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We believe the look of your grounds says a lot about you.
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