Bringing the outdoors in

March 23, 2020 Matt Lindsay

A new building for church and community. 

Revelation Family Church moved into their beautiful new building in January 2020 – complete with a huge living PlantBox green wall in the welcome lounge. The building was previously a retail unit, and most of the rooms have no natural light, so the design team were thrilled when PlantBox Director, Richard Sabin, offered to donate a green wall to help the church create a vibrant, welcoming space for the local community.

Lou Moore, one of the leaders of the church said, “We wanted to bring nature indoors, to remind us constantly of the beauty of creation. We have huge photographic murals of local landscapes in some of the other meeting rooms, but our beautiful living green wall is the showstopper. People visiting the building just love it.”

Plants’ ability to improve the air quality and acoustics in a large space was especially important to the church, because their new building will be used by a wide range of community groups, including counselling for young people, and activity sessions for adults with extra needs. Lou continued, “Having so many plants in the welcome lounge (which we’ve now named ‘The Green Room’!) softens the space, and helps make people feel at home.”

PlantBox was featured in the Guangzou Eco City Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show - winner of Best in Show 2021!