Follow us on:

Get In touch

If you are interested in any of our products or services or our international franchise opportunities:

0800 358 2245


Benefits of plants

Home > Benefits of plants

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

View filters
Per Page
of 1 2

Plants improve air quality

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the air are increasing, thanks to deforestation as well as the

View article >



When we go into hospital, we expect medication and surgery to make us better, but the

View article >


Increase student productivity

Plants have been proven to improve productivity and reaction times, a study in America has shown.

View article >


Improve student concentration

Plants have been shown to help increase attentiveness in students. Research conducted by Amanda Read of

View article >


Good for the classroom

We are often conscious of CO2 levels in the workplace, but what about classrooms? Along with

View article >

Plants are good for your home

Good for your home

It’s a sad fact of modern life that we spend too much time indoors, but having

View article >


Protect your bones

NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spent two years testing 19 different indoor houseplants for their

View article >


Plants enhance moods, reduce illness and increase self-esteem

Researchers invited 18 assisted-living residents to join a class to learn about indoor gardening; the participants

View article >


How do plants improve our health?

Research from the Stennis Space Centre discovered that indoor plants suck chemicals out of the air,

View article >

Per Page
of 1 2


Give a lasting first impression with our flowering displays.
Find Out more >

Welcome Planting

Improve your kerbside appeal with outdoor plant displays.
Find Out more >


We believe the look of your grounds says a lot about you.
Grounds Maintenance >


Get In touch

If you are interested in any of our products or services or our international franchise opportunities:

0800 358 2245

Follow us on:

SIGN UP FOR OUR newsletter

© Copyright 2018 Urban Planters | TERMS & CONDITIONS | PRIVACY NOTICE

Registered Office: The Granary, The Stables Business Park, Bristol Road, Rooksbridge, Somerset BS26 2TT. Company registered in England – No 05041030