Plants and Buildings

Why use plants in buildings?

Nowadays plants are included in all aspects of everyday life: the design specification for new shopping centres, office complexes and other public areas.

But what is it about plants that makes them such an important building accessory

The most obvious answer is that they look attractive – who can fail to be impressed by the graceful arch of palm leaves or the exotic beauty of orchids? However, recent research has shown that the value of plants goes far beyond the purely aesthetic. Plants are actually good for the building and its occupants in a number of subtle ways, and are an important element in providing a pleasant, tranquil environment where people can work or relax.