New Covent Garden Flower Market offers a wonderful array of plants and foliage that can have a positive impact on our mental health. Research in Holland and Japan indicates people are more likely to walk or cycle to work if the streets were lined with trees and live longer and feel better as a result.
It's also been found that caring for plants reduces physiological and psychological stress. Why? Well, it's thought that the tasks associated with gardening and looking after our plants suppresses the sympathetic nervous system activity and promotes comfortable, relaxed, and natural feelings.
Pictured above: Freddie from Arnott & Mason. Photo by Rona Wheeldon.
“Everyone knows that plants are great from a psychological point of view,” says Arnott & Mason’s Freddie Heathcote. “They’re also good for the environment to have in your house, as they aid oxygenation.” Arnott & Mason stock an exciting range of houseplants in 2-20L pots, plus seasonal bedding plants and ornamental nursery stock.
Pictured above: Dean from Quality Plants. Photo by Rona Wheeldon.
Quality Plants are specialists in supplying top quality plants for indoor landscaping and city gardens. Their pristine stock of specimen evergreen shrubs, topiary and cactii from their hand-picked growers in Italy and Holland is supplemented by a wide range of smaller potted houseplants from premium growers in Denmark and Holland.
Find out more and plan your visit here.