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Welcome to plants@work

Welcome to the Plants at Work (formerly efig ltd) website  - the association representing Interior Landscapers by promoting the use and benefits of Interior Plants.










We are delighted to announce that after 17 years, efig is rebranding. As of 22 January 2018 we are known as the Plants at Work  Ltd - plants@work 
The reason for this change is to make our association more relevant. plants@work says exactly what and who we are and clearly states what our main aim is, to supply businesses with first class interior planting to improve their workplaces aesthetically and for wellbeing.
There are many benefits of joining us, including:
  • Industry Representation
  • Great Business Opportunities
  • Fantastic Training Programme
  • Networking

Plants@work seminars at Futurescape

on Monday, 11 February 2019. Posted in News

We are excited to give you the information about our FREE seminars at the Spring Futurescape on 12 March where we hope you will join us. They will be held in the Champagne Bar but don't get excited as the bar won't be open!

Register for your free entry to Futurescape Spring here.


The day is split roughly into two, with the afternoon session dedicated to the concerns of technicians in the industry and the morning focusing more on owners and sales teams. But of course all are welcome at any of the sessions. Obviously our focus is on interior landscaping but we will be happy to see visitors from other sectors too.

The seminar progamme

10.00 am 2019 Horticulture Style Trends by the Flower Council of Holland
Speaker: Chanel de Kock, Flower Council of Holland
The Flower Council will give insights into the style trends for 2019 and how they influence consumer choices with inspiration on how horticulture products and designs can be applied.
Come and find out more about what the Flower Council is doing to promote green products to consumers and ways your business can benefit.

Chanel de Kock

10.45 am Project Design from start to finish
Short presentations will feature Gold Leaf Award winning projects with a discussion of the design process, installation and each site’s particular problems. These are ‘must see’ interior landscaping projects from the Plants at Work Members involved.

11.30 am Green Wall Systems – short presentations
With contributions from Biotecture, Nieuwkoop and Mobilane: each presentation is designed to introduce you the specific systems that are used widely in the UK. After each session, there will be time for your questions.

1.30 pm Pest and Disease Control in Interior Landscaping
Speaker: Neil Helyer, Fargro Ltd.
Neil will discuss how to recognise specific pests, diseases and disorders and how to resolve them using natural biological control agents as well as compatible sprays where appropriate. There will be an opportunity for Q & A’s and to create a pest control programme for a specific site.

Neil Helyer

Neil Hellyer

2.15 pm The bigger the plant, the bigger the challenge
Speaker: Jan Breedijk, Nieuwkoop Europe BV
What are the needs of large plants on their journey from the greenhouse to a project? How can the location fulfill the wishes of the plant? Plus availability, shapes, maintenance aspects and environmental factors of large plants.

Jan Breedijk

Jan Breedijk

3.00 pm Connecting buildings with nature - the biophilic design research project
Panel discussion
Panel: Richard Sabin, Biotecture, Kenneth Freeman, Ambius, Flavie Lowres, BRE Biophilic Office Project, Chair: Madeleine Evans, Tivoli Services
The panel will discuss the BRE biophilic office project and their involvement.

Maddy 3

Madeleine Evans of Tivoli Services and Chair of plants@work will Chair the panel

Richard  Kenneth

 Flavie 2

From L-R: Richard Sabin, Biotecture, Kenneth Freeman, Ambius, Flavie Lowres, BRE

After this, there may be time for a general discussion or other topical concerns with the panel.

The Awards Ceremony

Following the seminars, we will adjourn to the Brasserie at 5p.m. for our annual Awards Ceremony which will be generously sponsored by Koberg bv.