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President’s Message (July 2019)

By | 2019-06-26T15:33:47+00:00 July 1st, 2019|

Business coaches and accountants say your business should always be ‘ready to sell’! Being a member of an industry association such as the Interior Plantscape Association automatically gives you credibility when dealing with clients. Use this to your advantage when submitting quotes. All your stationary, quotes and invoices/receipts should include the IPA logo showing [...]

Congratulations to Green Design Indoor Plant Hire, NSW on achieving IPA Accreditation

By | 2019-06-27T17:43:38+00:00 June 27th, 2019|

Green Design has been a member of IPA since 2002 and has demonstrated that they have the skill levels, qualifications, systems, procedures and experience to operate to an acceptable industry best practice standard. Testimonial: ‘Although it’s not always apparent, I know our Accreditation status with IPA is helpful with gaining new customers. I always [...]

Divide and prosper!

By | 2019-06-27T18:14:59+00:00 June 25th, 2019|

With the number of open-plan offices constructed in recent times increasing, living dividers have become quite the trend. The benefits of using plants to divide rooms into smaller, more workable spaces varies depending on which species are planted and how. Likely benefits may include improved air quality, better aesthetic impact, reduced noise pollution, more [...]

Khoo Teck Puat Hospital: Singapore’s Medical Shangri La.

By | 2019-06-26T15:15:03+00:00 June 25th, 2019|

By Clair Hurford A hospital whose garden is part of the healing process. Clinics - Khoo Teck Puat Hospital Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH) stands as testament to the awareness within the healthcare sector that the presence of greenery has a therapeutic effect on people. A short distance by foot from Yishun [...]

President’s Message (June 2019)

By | 2019-05-31T17:47:47+00:00 June 1st, 2019|

Singapore, a horticultural hub. If you are looking for inspiration on creative horticultural design, then look no further than Singapore. I just returned home from Singapore feeling fully inspired. I revisited the ‘Gardens by The Bay’ which is looking amazing, it has been a few years since my last visit and the plants are [...]

Jewel Changi Airport: Where nature meets marketplace

By | 2019-06-26T15:16:36+00:00 May 31st, 2019|

By Clair Hurford Architect Moshe Safdie’s new garden airport is a ‘microcosm of a city upon itself.’ Ahead of last week’s launch of Jewel, Singapore’s Changi airport had already been voted ‘world’s best airport’ by Skytrax for the seventh consecutive year since 2012. The series of green spaces within Changi, including an Orchid Garden, [...]

Heading into the great outdoors for some indoor inspiration

By | 2019-05-31T17:47:56+00:00 May 31st, 2019|

When looking for new plants to use indoors, why not investigate your own back yard for inspiration? Australia is home to thousands of plant species. Yet perhaps relatively few of them end up in our interior plantscapes. Some of the more well-known native plants in use indoors include Ficus benjamina (Weeping Fig), Schefflera actinophylla [...]

4 tips on how to promote indoor plants to interior and architect designers

By | 2019-04-24T20:54:16+00:00 April 24th, 2019|

Imagine integrating indoor plants into every interior or architectural designer’s whole concept, just like carpet, furniture, lighting and workstations. Interior Plantscape Association (IPA) is working hard every day to achieve our vision that every corporate building designers include interior plants in their overall design and have IPA plantscapers supply and maintain them! Feedback often received [...]

President’s Message (April 2019)

By | 2019-03-27T14:40:32+00:00 March 31st, 2019|

Recently we received a copy of an article printed in the South Australian newspaper, The Advertiser, about government departments wasting taxpayer’s money on fitting out their offices with indoor plants. As your President, I responded on behalf of IPA immediately sending a letter to the journalist who wrote the article. Click here to see [...]