Green Workspaces (Office Landscaping)

Office space with plants

Whether it’s through potted plants, living walls, or other greenery, Green Workspaces, (or Office Landscaping) can have numerous benefits for both employees and employers. Not only do natural elements make your workplace look more alive, inviting, and humane, but it also been proven to have a positive impact on the productivity, well-being, mood, and health of the people in that environment.

A study published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology found that employees who work in offices with plants and other natural elements are 15% more productive than those in offices without them. This increased productivity can be attributed to the fact that plants help reduce stress levels and improve air quality, leading to a healthier and more comfortable work environment.

Green Workspaces have been found to have a positive impact on employee well-being and mood, according to a study by the University of Technology in Sydney, incorporating plants into the workplace can lead to a 30-60% reduction in feelings of tension and anxiety among employees. In addition, a study by the University of Michigan found that being in nature can improve memory performance and cognitive function, which can lead to better problem-solving skills and decision-making abilities. The next employee of the month goes to… The Plants!


Examples of Green Workspaces
  • office space with pot plants
  • office with atrium
  • office space with plants
  • office landscapes
  • vertical garden in office building
  • Office space with plants

The Commons Co-Working Spaces in Melbourne and Sydney have embraced the benefits of Green Workspaces and have incorporated a range of living plants inside and outside of their office spaces. *Images courtesy of thecommons.com.au


Here’s how a Green Workspace can benefit employees, employers, and businesses:

  1. Stress reduction: Plants have been shown to help reduce stress levels in people. When employees are surrounded by greenery, they can feel more relaxed and calm, which can help reduce the negative effects of stress on the body.
  2. Improved air quality: Plants are natural air purifiers and can help remove toxins from the air, improving air quality (indoors and out). This can reduce the risk of respiratory problems and other health issues that can be caused by poor air quality.
  3. Increased creativity: Studies have shown that exposure to nature and natural elements can boost creativity and problem-solving skills. By incorporating plants and greenery into the workspace, employees may feel more inspired and have an easier time coming up with creative solutions.
  4. Better mental health: Being in a pleasant, green environment can help improve mental health and reduce the risk of depression and anxiety. This can lead to a more positive work environment and better overall employee satisfaction.

Indoor and Outdoor Green Workspaces

The benefits of green workspaces and office landscaping aren’t limited to indoor plants, either. Outdoor landscaping can also have a positive impact on the workplace. A well-maintained outdoor space can increase employee satisfaction and reduce stress levels. In addition, outdoor spaces can be used for employee events and activities, further enhancing team-building and morale.

One way to incorporate greenery into the workspace is through indoor/outdoor pots. Not only do they add a touch of green to your workspace, but they’re also easy to care for and come in a variety of sizes and styles to fit any space. Indoor pots can be used to grow a variety of plants, from low-maintenance succulents to air-purifying peace lilies, whilst outdoor pots can harvest larger tropical plants such as Alocasia’s, to standing tall Magnolias that make a statement.

Creating a green workspace or incorporating office landscaping can have a multitude of benefits for both employees and employers. From increased productivity to improved well-being and mood, the advantages of incorporating plants and natural elements into the workplace are clear. So why not give it a try and see how it can transform your work environment? You might just find that your new leafy coworkers make all the difference!


Why our Pots are Perfect for Green Workspaces…

  • Lightweight- Can be installed, lifted, and carried with ease. Makes a remodel/furniture shuffling days easy
  • Modern/Classic- They won’t date like the latest fads. They will stay on trend for a long time to come
  • Indoors & Outdoors- Our pots are perfect for both indoors and outdoors. Doesn’t matter where you put it, it will be a statement either way
  • Variety- We have a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures to suit any decor
  • Durable- Workspaces can be busy environments with unexpected accidents. Our pots are strong and reliable, and resistant to all weather conditions (including the indoor office air conditioner)

… Just add Plants!

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