Plants@Work Awards: Best Project 2020

Plant Designs
Words by Kate

Last week we were delighted to have been a part of the annual Plants@Work awards, which honour the very best interior landscaping projects across the UK.

In the name of the ‘new normal’ we swapped an in-person ceremony for Zoom festivities, handshakes for virtual ‘hellos’. However, one thing remained the same – the pride and gratitude at being recognised for our outstanding work. And it was with this sense of gratitude that we celebrated our seven planting awards and overall win of the Best Design and Installation Project 2020 for our planting at Société Générale’s London offices.

We were over-the-moon to receive such a prestigious award, recognising the creativity and care that is at the heart of this innovative planting scheme. The judging panel was blown away by our planting and had high praise for the level of expertise shown in both the design and aftercare. Judge Greg Redwood commented:

 “Société Générale was a very impressive scheme, and the best I saw this year. Great variety in the range of plants chosen and all well-suited to their positions. The Strelitzia nicolai were growing superbly well and may even flower if allowed to continue to increase in height. There were also some superb quality replica plants in the darkest areas. The framing of the meeting/dining room balcony views was superb – the plants will thrive here. The reception area with the large asymmetrical white planting bed was one of the best individual features I saw this year. The ground level planting on each floor was also highly unusual and very effective. Faultless (but exciting) plant and container selection.”

One of our most ambitious projects to date, Société Générale is emblematic of a new wave of office design, where biophilia is at the core and the benefits of plants are borne in mind from the very offset. We were honoured to work alongside talented architects and a client who was willing to push the boat out when it came to creating a natural haven in their space, as well as our own expert team of designers and horticulturists, without whom this win would not have been possible. Thank you all, and thank you Plants@Work for honouring us with this award.