Humans Have an Innate Need to Connect to Nature

 

Scientists have long understood that being in and around nature is good for the mind and body. Nature is not always seen by humans as a place for healing and growth. Evidence indicates that humans are inherently attracted to nature. Biophilia is the innate human instinct to connect with nature and other living things. The more time we spend in nature, the more we appreciate it, and the more we want to be surrounded by it.

Biophilic Design

​Biophilic design links our inherent need to connect with nature to the modern built environment. This design methodology incorporates natural elements, views of nature, natural materials, and features such as indoor planting, water features and natural materials. Biophilic design incorporates these features into architecture and interior design.

Plant Solutions uses this design methodology to address an individual’s connectivity to the natural environment using direct and indirect connections to nature. The inclusion of living plants, living walls, and moss walls are the most distinct and bold implementations of the larger design concept.

Benefits

The World Health Organization states that 19% of the factors that affect our health and well-being are directly related to the built environment. Plants improve the personal, professional and public environments of everyday life. With modern-day conditions, we are accustomed to spending a considerable amount of time in restricted environments. The benefits of having contact with natural elements result in reduced stress, increased productivity and improvement in mental health.

Interior landscape design, indoor plant wall creation, and MossWallArt™ are a few of the services that Plant Solutions provide that help humans embrace biophilia where nature is not usually accessible. When we reconnect with nature, we connect with ourselves.