Written by Sarah
Why Looking After Plants Can Improve Your Mental Health
Having houseplants is so on trend right now, you’ll find greenery everywhere from cafes to train stations. If you’ve read our other blog posts you’ll know that plants can help purify the air and boost productivity levels, but taking care of plants can also benefit your mental health.
Patty Cassidy, a registered horticultural therapist explains that “People want to have living things in their homes like plants because there also is an emotional attachment”. It’s all to do with the psychological theory ‘biophilia’ which suggests that humans are genetically and instinctively connected to the natural world, and houseplants help reinforce this connection with nature – something particularly important for those of us living in London!
Not only does the physical act of pruning and watering your plants help distract you from the stresses and anxieties in your life, but seeing your plants flourish can bring you joy. It’s also has been found that those who look after plants tend to be more compassionate and emphatic towards others. If you needed any more of a reason to invest in house plants, there it is…
At The Project at Hoxton we understand the importance of your connection with nature and have filled the spaces with greenery, built a Sky Garden and a Courtyard with planters where you can grow your own veg.