Langlands Garden Centre
Since opening their first store in Shiptonthorpe in 1964, Langlands Garden Centre have become one of the best known and much-loved garden centres in the South Yorkshire area.
Known for being ‘more than just a garden centre’, the chain offers a range of products and attractions, including cosy tea rooms selling homemade and local produce as well as a variety of family-fun events.
As a Garden Centre Association Award winner, Langlands pride themselves on offering the best plants and products, as well as ensuring their customers enjoy a great experience.
By using music, they are able to create an environment that both their staff and customers enjoy, whether this is whilst browsing for houseplants or enjoying a relaxing lunch.
In conversation with Langlands Garden Centre
How do you stay up to date with latest trends and what role does music play within this?
“Mental well-being can be supported by both gardening and music. I think our visitors find their experience calming, and soothing with the combination of the two senses listening to music and looking at greenery and flowers. During the pandemic many people started exploring with houseplants or turned their garden into a tropical retreat to enjoy as a home holiday. This year bringing the outdoors in and the indoors out is the trend, among the idea of rewilding homes. Using natural colours, shapes and materials can help you feel closer to nature.”
Mental well-being can be supported by both gardening and music. I think our visitors find their experience calming, and soothing with the combination of the two senses listening to music and looking at greenery and flowers.”
What effect do you think music has on hard working staff around the business and do you think the atmosphere would be different without it?
“The music definitely brightens up the mood. We spend 8-9 hours listening to it, without it would just feel really boring. It is especially fun when a song comes up with certain colleagues’ names in it. Usually, the team start singing straight away.”
The music definitely brightens up the mood. We spend 8-9 hours listening to it, without it would just feel really boring.”
Do you think the plants at Langlands Garden Centre benefit from the music that is played?
“I definitely believe music impacts plant health with vibrations stimulating their growth. When the cells are stimulated by sound, nutrients are encouraged to move throughout the plant body, promoting new growth and strengthening their immune systems. Believe it or not, studies indicate that plants also seem to have a specific taste in music!”
Read Langlands full top tips for using music in your garden centre.
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