Plants are good for us wherever we work

on Friday, 10 July 2020. Posted in News

This morning this press release has gone out to press all over the world to explain our focus for this year's National Plants at Work Week which begins today 13 July and continues throughout this week.




This National Plants at Work Week taking place from 13 – 17 July, we are concentrating on helping those who have found the last few months harrowing. From worrying about catching COVID-19, missing loved ones to concerns over job and business security, lockdown has certainly caused stress.

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Several studies have shown that houseplants help to reduce mental stress at work. So during this week, plants@work will be encouraging everyone to use plants in their home or offices to help reduce stress levels.

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We recommend including houseplants as part of your home office set up. Being able to see houseplants from your desk has a very positive effect on mental health and makes them an easy decorative choice. In fact we’d go as far as to say an essential need rather than just decoration.

Plants@work Chair, Madeleine Evans of Tivoli Services confirms that houseplants in your home office are beneficial, “Bringing the outside in ensures we are surrounded by nature, something we innately crave, and helps to keep us calm. Houseplants also freshen the air, improve our productivity and up our creativity. All positive reasons to include houseplants in your home-working set-up.

“I would recommend plants wherever you work.”

Plants@work will be promoting plants are good for us wherever we work during National Plants at Work Week 13-17 July sponsored by Koberg Bv.

Our featured home office belongs to plants@work Ambassador Ian Drummond of Indoor Garden Design.



Editor's notes
Margaret Burchett et al study in Australia:

Study from Japan and California:

Study from The Netherlands and the UK

RHS choice Sansevieria stands tall to take the title Favourite Office Plant of the Year 2020