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Living vs. Artificial Plants

Updated: Aug 30, 2023

Let’s be clear from the start – at Parker Road, we love all things greenery! Whether it be stunning, lush living plants or the most realistic artificial greenery you’ve ever seen, we believe that each has its own purpose when thoughtfully selected for each individual project.

Whether it's lush living plants or the most realistic artificial greenery you’ve ever seen, we believe that each has its own purpose when thoughtfully selected for each individual project.

According to a study by the University of Sydney, science shows that indoor plants:

  • Reduce indoor air pollution

  • Reduce workplace illness

  • Reduce sick-leave absences

  • Reduce stress and negativity

  • Do not create unhealthy mould problems

  • Raise performance & productivity

  • Improve job satisfaction

  • Enhance business image with potential clients

  • Improve school performance & patient wellbeing

  • Contribute to meeting at least 75% of Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) criteria

Many of these factors can be achieved through the use of living plants, artificial plants or a combination of the two.


The real question here though is why living plants would be selected over artificial plants and vice versa. The short answer is while there’s just *something* about living plants, artificial plants allow us to push the boundaries of greenery design.

Living plantings are the perfect solution for use within office space tambour units where employees can enjoy not only the environment, but the health benefits live plants provide.

Living plantings are the perfect solution for use within office space tambour units where employees can enjoy not only the environment, but the health benefits live plants provide. And when purchased with an ongoing maintenance program, such as ours (read more here), you can rest assured the plants will remain fresh and healthy without having to lift a finger.












A mess-free and low-maintenance solution, the Parker Road team would recommend our incredibly life-like faux greenery be used in commercial spaces like shopping centres, restaurants and event spaces.

Artificial Greenery and florals can be installed in spaces and locations live plants are not a viable solution, such as high elevations and combined with ambient lighting. A mess-free and low-maintenance solution, the Parker Road team would recommend our incredibly life-like faux greenery be used in commercial spaces like shopping centres, restaurants and event spaces. Discover more about our unique artificial greenery designs here.



Whatever your brief, our team of talented designers will bring to life a greenery solution to suit your needs and your budget. Contact us today to find out more about our services.

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