Benefits of Plants

A number of university studies have proved that plants in the work environment can help to keep staff healthy. Many common ailments such as coughs, colds, allergies and stress can cause workers to call in sick. Plants increase humidity and capture airborne dust, chemicals and pathogens which in turn reduces the frequency and severity of common illnesses in the workplace. As a result, businesses see improved productivity and reduced costs throughout the year.

Yes! Scientific studies show that just looking at plants provokes a reaction in the human brain, making us feel calmer and happier. Stress is one of the biggest obstacles to business success because it affects everything from productivity and absenteeism to relationships and team morale. Planting can help to positively reduce stress levels by creating an uplifting environment that boosts mood and reduces absence due to sickness, which in turn aids motivation by helping teams to achieve their targets more easily.

Yes. Sick Building Syndrome refers to a set of symptoms caused by toxins, dust and other compounds commonly found in the air in office blocks and other commercial buildings. Plants act like filters for this contaminated air as well as raising humidity by releasing moisture through their leaves. Breathing clean, moist air is shown to reduce or eliminate the symptoms of SBS which can include throat irritation, breathing difficulties, dry and itchy skin, headaches, sneezing, difficulty in concentrating, fatigue, aches and nausea.

The word ‘biophilia’ is derived from the Latin and literally means ‘love of life’. The ‘Biophilia Hypothesis’ was first written about by American scientist E. O. Wilson who put forward the theory that humans have a desire to make connections with other living things. He believed that this desire was hard wired into the human brain, a biological need designed to help our species survive.

From a workspace perspective, biophilia is a word used to describe natural elements that are integrated into the work environment. This might include the use of timber, stone, natural light, water features, and plants to provide greenery.

Getting a Quote:

We provide a huge range of both live and replica plant displays, suitable for both indoor and outdoor locations. This includes:

  • Plants of all varieties and sizes, from huge statement trees to tiny decorative plants.
  • Troughs, planters and pots, including bespoke design/branding.
  • Living walls and ceilings using live and replica plants.
  • Moss panels and signage.
  • External green walls using UV-safe replica plants.
  • Exterior planting using live or replica plants.

Simply get in touch, either by phone, email, or via the Contact Us page on the website to arrange a free, no obligation site consultation. Once we’ve seen your space and understood what you want to achieve we’ll come up with a scheme that fits your needs, works with your space, and meets your budget.

No, if the site isn’t ready or you need some ideas straight away we can work from drawings, site plans, or just some photos of the space.

Plant Plan has strategic bases in Leicester and London. From here, we are able to deliver our unrivalled planting expertise right across the UK and Ireland. We also have maintenance teams providing support to our clients across the country.

Project Collaboration

Yes, absolutely. In fact, we work with an array of other professionals including architects, facilities management, and property management companies, providing the expertise they need to bring their creative vision to life. We also work directly with business owners and managers, and design and build contractors.

Yes, we do – get in touch with a member of our team to book an upcoming event.

Indeed we can. For clients wishing to achieve a specific look with their planting scheme we are always happy to advise on plant varieties that will complement their existing décor or branding. We also supply preserved moss wall installations and signage which can be dyed to the client’s preferred colour palette. In addition, Plant Plant can source a huge range of planters which can be matched to a company’s brand colours using RAL or BS colours.

Yes. Many of our clients come to us with pictures they’ve seen, for example on Instagram or Pinterest, and with access to a global supply chain Plant Plan is ideally placed to track down the exact product they’re looking for. In the unlikely event we can’t do this, then we will always suggest suitable alternatives.

Deliveries:

Plant Plan has a team of fully trained installation technicians and a fleet of delivery vans enabling us to carry out our own deliveries and installations. For large-scale installations, we may require lorry access to your premises. On occasion, we may use a trusted courier service to deliver easily transportable items such as moss panels.

Yes, we send our products to countries all over the world including Italy, Austria, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, USA, and Australia.

Normally we do not require any heavy equipment to complete deliveries. On occasion, larger installations may require the use of a hoist, crane or cherry-picker and in these instances we supply the machinery ourselves. Operators are fully trained and hold relevant licenses for all equipment used.

We normally ask for 2 weeks to source, produce and deliver your planting scheme.
Some items may take longer to deliver, for example, if they’re especially complex to manufacture, or are from suppliers we don’t often use. We do our best to always meet your required delivery date and strive for the swiftest possible turnaround – most installations are completed in one day.

Maintenance:

Plants are a bit like people – each one is different and thrives in a different environment. Our planting schemes are chosen specifically based on the type of environment they will be installed into, taking into account factors like ambient temperature, ventilation and amount of sunlight. To ensure your plants continue to look good for many years, we always recommend that you entrust their care to our team of professional horticulturalists.

Yes. Plant Plan has been caring for customers’ plants since we started in 1977. We have teams of horticultural technicians all over the UK and Ireland who will visit your premises on a regular basis to carry out any ongoing maintenance required to keep your plants healthy.

Our maintenance service means we assume all responsibility for the care of your planting scheme. Our technicians will visit your premises regularly to assess the health of your plants and carry out any tasks required to keep them looking great. This includes watering, feeding, pruning, pest control, top dressing, and general care as well as the replacement of overgrown, dead, or dying plants.

Moss walls are made from preserved moss so they require little to no ongoing maintenance. It’s important that people do no repeatedly touch, lean on or brush against your moss wall as this can cause sections of moss to break away. In the event that this does happen, sections may need to be repaired.

As nature lovers, we try wherever possible to avoid the use of harsh chemicals for weed and pest control. We work on prevention rather than cure and employ a number of natural techniques to keep plants healthy. For weed suppression on exterior grounds, maintenance spraying is kept to a minimum, and only undertaken by trained, licensed technicians.