Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown has partnered with Great Oaks care home in Bournemouth to donate houseplants for the residents.
Last week, Haskins' in-house plant expert, Alasdair Urquhart, visited the home and gave a brief presentation to residents on houseplants and the benefits these plants can bring. Alasdair explained to the residents that adding houseplants to a room is a simple yet effective way to boost physical and mental wellbeing.
The garden centre also donated a range of houseplants to the residents of Great Oaks. The houseplants, which include Areca Palm, Boston Fern, Peace Lily and Dumb Cane, will help to purify the air and eliminate any volatile organic compounds. Haskins gave advice on where best to place the plants in the home and also spoke with the management team about the care home’s garden and the role it plays in improving residents' wellbeing.
Studies show that humans are generally happier when surrounded by a plant. Homes can be full of airborne pollutants, with carpets, paint and even people harbouring toxins - especially in the winter months, when windows are closed to the cold air outside and central heating is ramped up indoors. As well as cleaning the air, plants have been proven to reduce anxiety and brighten moods.
Haskins Garden Centre is located in Ferndown, Dorset. Visit www.haskins.co.uk for more information.