1. Environment and behavior research has found that exposure to nature can have positive psychological benefits (Kaplan, 1983; Kaplan & Kaplan, 1989; Wohlwill, 1983) and that experiences in natural or wilderness surroundings can be restorative (Kaplan & Kaplan, 1989).
Let’s take a look at some research that encourages more plants in your office work place, in Boston, MA.
2. Views of nature evoke higher aesthetic responses and more positive feelings of well-being than do views of nonnatural environments (Ulrich, 1979, 1983; Wohlwill, 1976).
3. Nature also is important in encouraging feelings of attachment to particular places or environment types (Riley, 1992). Intuitively, most people perceive plants as enhancements to the office environment, and we speculate that this assumption may be due to plants’ ability to represent the vegetative component of the natural world.
4. In the above studies, hypothesized that the presence of plants in an indoor work environment would have a positive effect on participants’ task productivity, perceptions of performance, and attitudes toward the work space, as compared to the same environment without plants.
5. This hypothesis was based on the findings of previous research that suggest that the presence of plants or other surrogates of nature have a positive effect on environmental attitudes and perceptions. We were interested in finding experimental verification for this previous research within a workplace setting and in extending the investigation to encompass productivity.
We, at Plantscape Designs Inc have experienced similiar customer positive feed back whenever, one of our clients has purchased indoor office plants for their N.E officescapes, Boston, MA.