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:
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.
A study commissioned by Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, calculated that more than 4,300 deaths are
Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the air are increasing, thanks to deforestation as well as the
When we go into hospital, we expect medication and surgery to make us better, but the
Plants have been proven to improve productivity and reaction times, a study in America has shown.
Plants have been shown to help increase attentiveness in students. Research conducted by Amanda Read of
We are often conscious of CO2 levels in the workplace, but what about classrooms? Along with
It’s a sad fact of modern life that we spend too much time indoors, but having
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) spent two years testing 19 different indoor houseplants for their
Researchers invited 18 assisted-living residents to join a class to learn about indoor gardening; the participants