Interior landscape design, consultation and installation, to support biophilic design and health and well-being of building users.
The benefits of specifying plants for both interiors and exteriors are extensive.
They play an important role in the much larger puzzle of biophilic design and green infrastructure. Our team partner with commercial businesses to incorporate a variety of planting solutions to improve interior air quality and bring positive benefits to building users.
Our expertise is available throughout the UK with full maintenance packages offered for abundant, permanently vibrant plant displays.
If you would like to incorporate plants into your building, do contact us.
Biophilia is the phrase used to describe our innate need as human beings to connect with nature. It encapsulates our connection with all things biological and natural. With urbanisation of our planet on the rise and predicted to reach 7 billion people living in cities by the end of this century, how we use plants in our cities can have a significant impact on improving the lives of city dwellers worldwide.
By 2050, 70% of the global population are predicted to reside in cities which, in turn, generate 80% of all carbon emissions.
Introducing plants, trees, living walls, green roofs and rain-gardens into our cities invigorates our connection with nature (biophilia) thus improving health and well-being, this has a solid impact on the productivity of people both at work and play making the case for greening up existing property assets and incorporating green amenity space at point of development, crucial for the long-term vision of our cities and health of city dwellers and workers.
All plants absorb carbon and help in our quest to fight climate change.
Our design team advise our clients with regard to functional horticultural content to bring maximum benefits to interiors.
To download our interior landscaping portfolio please click here or visit the Document Downloads page.
Scotscape offer our clients full interior planting assessments and designs which incorporate not only traditional planted combinations, but also use living walls, LivingArt™, moss walls and LivingPillars™ to create a 'menu' of interior greening options to style interiors in the healthiest way possible.
We are guided by detailed, considered and time consuming research to support our recommendations. We undergo our own research into the power of plants and work with multiple Universities across the UK to underpin our advice. A benchmark platform which shows the power of healthy buildings is the Well Building Standard.
The Well Building Standard is an accreditation benchmark which covers all areas of engineering healthy buildings, from incorporating plants, natural light, break out space, community areas, healthy sustainable non-toxic furniture and fittings and effective air filtration – (to name just a few key markers). Well Building was adopted by the buildings engineers Cundall, the impact on productivity and staff well-being was measured and here are the results:
Perceived well-being up 25% to 76%
In HR terms, absenteeism rates have reduced significantly; they are 22% lower than those of a typical new office development (49% reduction compared with a 27% average), equating to a circa £90,000 annual saving
Staff turnover is down 27% in the year, compared with stable levels for the five years before the move, equating to a circa £120,000 annual saving
With statistics like this it is no wonder that smart employers are investing considerable resource into improving their office interiors, including large planting installations to support the myriad of tactics which can be applied to meet this substantial economic data.
Our team of horticulturalists and designers can guide and advise on best horticultural plant content, volume of plants and design to enable our clients to meet building standards and add meaningful planting content to their offices.
This beautiful living wall that we installed for JLR in London is a great example of where and why lighting assessments are of prime importance.
Interior planting brings with it particular demands to ensure that optimum light levels are provided for planting installations that flourish.
Photosynthesis is the process in which plants transform light, water and carbon dioxide into oxygen and energy in the form of sugar. This is the key to how plants actually grow and remain healthy.
Photosynthesis takes place in special cells which are stimulated by a certain wavelength or colour of light. For the vast majority of green plants, photosynthesis is mostly taking place in the red and blue part of the spectrum. This is measured in PPFD.
Humans on the other hand ‘see’ light in the green and yellow wavelengths. This is measured in LUX.
The first step in the design process is to measure the correct amount of the right type of lighting. In order to do this, we carry out a Light Study where we measure the PPFD levels.
The lighting assessment takes into account natural light and enables mapping to be produced to ensure that correct grow lights are specified to support a healthy living wall installation.
This lighting specification for the Arup Living wall demonstrates the colour spectrum required for the wall topography enabling correct lighting specification to be made.
"Many thanks for the presentation Niall, inspirational and informative in equal measure! Living walls are a really exciting and progressive architectural development, I hope that they will become more widely used in the future."
"We use Scotscape across all of our developments to do our planting and maintenance at our sales & marketing suites as well as our show home garden designs. Scotscape are creative in their design and knowledgeable. They are a great team to work with, always deliver on time and to a high standard."
"We found them to be very professional throughout, from initial engagement up to completion. The nature of our project & our Client’s requirements necessitates the need for our supply chain partners to be reactive & flexible throughout and Darren & the whole team, were nothing but!"