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Connecting with nature

on Sunday, 07 July 2019. Posted in Latest News

National Plants at Work Week embraces biophilia

For National Plants at Work Week this year, we thought we'd show you our ideal space for flexible working and connecting with nature.

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Flexible working is all the rage. Working when and where you can be most productive is being recognised by many employers and designers and co-working spaces are becoming more and more popular.

"With the wonderful weather we've been experiencing, it is easy to want to get outside and boost our Vitamin D which of course, makes connecting with nature easier too," commented plants@work Ambassador Ian Drummond, Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design. "We know that surrounding ourselves with nature in the form of plants and natural materials makes a difference to our health, both physical and mental, our productivity and our creativity."

Ian and his team organised this year's National Plants at Work pop-up 'office' on a park bench.

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This beautiful park bench is surrounded by green space with a few added plants to make sure it is the place to be stress (and noise) free so that you can get more done. Surrounded by nature ensures you're getting the most of nature's good vibes to make the most of their health-giving benefits.

Combining your working day with working outdoors - on a bench, an office rooftop terrace, in your garden - is the ultimate in connecting with nature and definitely makes us feel good.

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Research encourages it
One study suggests that focusing on nature for as little as 40 seconds can boost attention, whilst another acknowledges that 30 minutes per week spent amongst nature is the perfect 'green' prescription.

National Plants at Work Week hopes that workers will enjoy plants inside or nature in general outside this week and in the future.

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Editor’s notes

This release was sent out for publication from today to a variety of press in various sectors

 National Plants at Work Week
This is an annual week-long campaign now in its 7th year. Its premise is to spread the word about the many benefits of plants to our health and wellbeing. #plantsatworkweek.

Indoor Garden Design
Established in 1975, Indoor Garden Design is a multi-award winning company at the forefront of contemporary interior and exterior horticultural design, transforming workspaces, offices, hotels & restaurants and bringing events to life.

Biophilia
The theory of Biophilia, first mentioned by psychoanalyst Erich Fromm in the 1960s and then used by biologist E O Wilson in a publication in 1984 to extend its meaning to the natural pleasure and need that we have to be surrounded by and interact with nature.

40 seconds
Kate E Lee, University of Melbourne: The role of micro-breaks in attention restoration

30 minutes green prescription
Danielle F Shanahan, University of Queensland, Benefits of Nature Experience Depend on Dose