Why invest in Interior Landscaping

This initiative has been started to spread information to government and opinion formers and the media about the reasons why they should invest in interior landscaping.

efig continues to promote the use of plants in business and respond to any negative publicity that spending on interior landscaping incurs. Several efig chairmen have been involved in direct campaigns including Thomas Palfreyman of Urban Planters, Kenneth Freeman of Ambius who produced a report regarding the necessity of the Ficus trees in Portcullis House and Ian Drummond,

The document which summarises all collected research to date (regularly updated) gives the overall picture of the importance of nature and especially plants in our business situations.

Some of the reasons why …

Interior landscaping professionally installed and maintained can add pounds to your business!
• First and foremost plants and flowers in a client’s reception make agood impression. Research conducted in America showed that planting at the entrance of a building add a perception of quality and assurance of the business

• Plants in work areas assure that the well-being of staff is improved (various)

• Absence due to sickness is reduced by as much as 60% (Smith/Lohr). This has an immediate effect on the bottom line – no loss of time or productivity due to absence; no additional costs of temporary cover

• Staff who can see plants from their desks are more likely to remain calm (Bringslimark)

• Whilst just one plant can reduce feelings of negativity, anxiety and depression (Burchett)

• Staff that are less stressed are more productive (Lohr)

• And staff who have some say in the decoration of their workspace i.e. plants and pictures are 38% more productive and 45% more creative (Knight)

There is no doubt that plants have a very positive effect on workers in particular but all of us in reality. These particular mentioned points are ones that can all indicate savings companies can make by including plants as a necessary part of their decoration and provisions.

Highlighting some of the reasons why it is worth investing in Interior Landscaping, Tom Palfreyman, ex-efig Chairman’s webinar on the use of plants indoors and how they can be used to improve your business is well worth watching. From health and wellbeing to tangible financial benefits, the value of plants cannot be underestimated - watch the video below to find out more.

This webinar featured as part of Th!nkFM, The Landscape Show and BrightTalk's Green Building Summit in 2011.

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