SAY ‘NO’ TO PLASTIC GRASS & PLANTS – ONE YEAR ON

It’s heartening to think that we are increasingly mindful of the impact on the environment when we think about our gardens.

In a recent survey with members of the Society of Garden Designers (SGD) almost 80% said their clients were becoming more aware of environmental and sustainability issues. The survey followed a 2023 campaign by the SGD to ‘Say No to Plastic Grass & Plants’ that aimed to debunk the claims made by plastic grass and plant manufacturers that their products were harmless, and to encourage everyone to use beautiful, natural alternatives instead.

A year after the campaign kicked off, 90% of SGD’s members said that they would no longer specify plastic grass if asked by a client and nearly 43% of their designers reported that fewer clients were now requesting plastic grass for their gardens. Onwards and upwards!

Photo: Garden by Cassandra Crouch MSGD

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