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Plantscaping for dining spaces

Last week we had so much fun adding our creative touch to a new restaurant in the heart of Ocean Village Marina in Southampton. Open last weekend, Figurati offers classic, Italian cuisine with a modern twist.

This type of project is not a particularly a new thing for us, we are lucky to have frequent requests for restaurant planting but we don't often showcase these plantscaping projects. So here you go, a glimpse into the type of planting schemes we provide in restaurants and commercial spaces. 

We are definitely seeing a growing trend towards unique and creative planting across Hampshire. As well as bringing a stunning aesthetic appeal, live plants provide many functional benefits: as well as improving air quality they can also be used to create private spaces, as dividers for a cosier atmosphere and even to improve people's mood! Whats more, the rise of industrial design and exposed ceilings offers the perfect backdrop for an abundance of hanging plants.

But whether it's a rustic restaurant vibe with quirky planting or a sophisticated design with understated informality, floral and plant installations really should be a key focus of any restaurant design. It's an opportunity to be cleverly creative and when you wow your customers with your creativity, you create an atmosphere that brings repeat business. 

The brief from Figurati was to install a creative, modern planting scheme that would fit in seamlessly with the restaurant’s aesthetics. 

We created a lavish botanical feel with a touch of tropical throughout the restaurant blending the boundaries between indoor and out.

Opting for an eclectic mix of low maintenance live plants, preserved moss and trailing ivy for the hanging planters, the finished design perfectly echoes the muted tones of the interior.

Plants included: Sansevieria, Zamioculcas, Nephrolepis, Monstera, Dracena, Trailing ivy & Epipremnum.


Hopefully you love the completed design as much as we do and we can't speak highly enough of the team at Figurati. We wish them all the luck for their opening week.

If you're looking for a new restaurant to try, get yourself down there. The ambience is amazing, the menu authentically Italian with a contemporary touch and the staff are super friendly. There is nowhere better to share good times and honest, fresh food...'cin cin!' 

'I believe that the menu we have created at Figurati is clean, honest & with passion. We have lots of crowd pleasers but made with due care and passion. This will make us stand out from the competition. A couple of dishes that I am probably most excited about are, chargrilled octopus, saffron potato, ink vinaigrette also the pappardelle with pork cheek ragu, truffle & Parmesan. Head Chef Nick O'Halloran


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