What is interior landscaping?

Interior landscaping is the practice of designing, installing, and maintaining greenery and biophilic elements inside buildings. Professionals in the trade commonly refer to this service as interior plantscaping or interiorscaping. Some publications use the term “interior landscape” as a phrase to describe all the elements installed in an interior, such as furnishings and art. In this context, they are not using the term as a technical category but rather a convenient word combination to suit a headline. In the design community, interior landscaping pertains specifically to plants, live or artificial. The book Interior Landscape Design by Nelson Hammer, ASLA, published…

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Planterra Takes Highest Honor at 2019 International Plantscape Awards

The award-winning atrium at Parkview Cancer Center provides warm natural space. August 28, 2019 (West Bloomfield, Mich. ) –Planterra’s installation of the healing garden at the Parkview Cancer Healing Garden in Fort Wayne, Indiana earned the Diamond Award from AmericanHort’s International Plantscape Awards. The Diamond is the highest honor given to any plantscaping firm in North America. The atrium space – designed by Landscape Architect Cathy Offenberg, ASLA of CRJA-IBI Group – offers an escape that replicates a stylized walk in the woods, with forms of plant material the evoke a sense of familiarity, warmth and comfort. “This project was…

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Finding plant inspiration at the Detroit Zoo

When the Detroit Zoo opened in its current Royal Oak location in 1928, it was the first zoo in the country to have animal exhibits without bars. Two of its most interactive exhibits to this day are the butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. Housed separately in one building, visitors will find hundreds of butterflies and 20 different species of birds, respectively. Detroit Zoo Butterfly garden and free-flight aviary. In the 1990s, our professionals at Planterra had the honor of installing the butterfly garden. Over the years, grounds keepers have called on us to provide interior landscape arborist services for both…

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