“If we stray too far from our inherited dependence on the natural world, we do so at our own peril.”
- Stephen Kellert
We understand Biophilia and how to apply this to our designs. This gives us an edge that not many can offer in the garden and plant design space. We have the know-how to create indoor and outdoor green spaces that enhance creativity, increase productivity, improve happiness and general well-being. Biophilic design is proven to create health, environmental and economic benefits.
Biophilia (meaning love of nature) focuses on the inherent connection of human beings to nature and to natural processes. This indicates that we all have a common connection to the natural world made up by hundreds of thousands of years of living off the land.
There have been numerous studies over the last 35 years on the benefits of Biophilic design and improving our connection with nature, these are:
Homes: can become more calming & restorative, with 7-8 % less crime attributed to areas with access to nature and can command an increase of 4-5% in property price.
Office design: productivity can be increased by 8%, rates of well-being up by 13%, increases in creativity, with reduced absenteeism and presenteeism
Hospitality design: Guests willing to pay 23% more for rooms with views of Biophilic elements
Education spaces: increased rates of learning 20-25%, improved test results, concentration levels and attendance, reduced impacts of ADHD
Healthcare spaces: post-operative rates of recovery reduced by 8.5%, reduced pain medication by 22%
Retail: the presence of vegetation & landscaping has been found to increase average rental rates on retail spaces with customers indicating they were willing to pay 8-12 % more for goods and services.
Our Biophilic Design Consultations and schemes start from £500