The correlation between a traditional office and a garden are not exactly apparent. When you think “office,” the mental image your mind conjures up is of fluorescent lights, cubicles, computers, and other miscellaneous office equipment; it’s not of lettuce, leeks, carrots and berries. But maybe it should be.
An office garden is a space where workers can relax and decompress from the day-to-day stresses of their usual workday. It provides a reason to wander out into the sun, and offers an immediate pick-me-up.
Of course not every office building has a roof terrace at its disposal for a virtual farmers market. But, in reality, you don’t need one. Even a small courtyard or a few parking spaces can be transformed into a garden. Here’s how …
Like everything else in the office, a garden needs to work effectively for the masses. Because your “gardeners” will most likely be wearing dress shirts, pressed slacks, stockings, and high heels, you’ll want to create a garden area that’s paved and sheltered from the hot South Florida heat. When designing your garden, keep in mind that scented herbs like basil, rosemary and lavender are pleasing to the nose and the palate. And when you’re recruiting colleagues to help maintain the garden, remind them that being outdoors is good for the soul. It makes you feel better, and puts you in a better frame of mind.