What is the definition?
Biophilic design is an approach to architecture which strives to connect a buildings occupants more closely to nature. This is achieved through the use of direct and indirect nature, and space and place conditions.
What are the benefits of this?
We believe that it is good for our minds and bodies to combine healthy living plants in our indoor environment, just as much as it is in our outdoor space. Therefore, at Woodhaven we bring nature indoors!
Green nature is as calming for the sympathetic nervous system when it is seen through our own eyes as when we see it around other people; this could be in person or through photos.
How do we incorporate this at Woodhaven?
With this in mind we have made as big of an effort to fill our indoor space with plants as we have the garden. As Nicky’s family will tell you this does mean devoting considerable time to watering the indoor plants throughout the year!
When our clients visit, we encourage them to embrace nature by enjoying the plants we have across the venue or by using them as a backdrop for shoots.
We also try to include as much greenery and plants in our social media posts as possible to bring people a moment of calmness in their days. This can range from pictures of Chloe our therapy dog out for walks in nature, to photos of our vegetable patches or posting pictures from past shoots where our wonderful indoor and outdoor plants feature.
We may also offer our clients green or pink smoothies to consume, key ingredients we use in these are kale, spinach, fresh beetroot, and berries. They go down an absolute treat! Keep an eye out for next week’s blog post with the recipe for our popular raw kale and avocado salad.
If you have any questions about our venue or you want to get in contact about an event please contact us through our website, e-mail or on our social media channels. We will reply as quickly as we can.
The Woodhaven Team.