Enterprise Plants, a London-based company that specialises in supplying and maintaining nationwide environment-enhancing plants in offices, grounds maintenance services, wormeries for food waste composting and Christmas decorations, celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2009. For much that that time they have been active supporters of the World Land Trust and are now the WLT’s longest serving corporate supporter.
For several years Enterprise Plants have made a donation for each 'Orchid Planter' supplied, in order to raise funds to protect orchids in their natural rainforest habitat.
Using nursery propagated orchids, these spectacular, eye-catching planters were designed for reception areas and waiting rooms. In order to attract new companies, Enterprise Plants offer the Planters free for the first month, and make a donation of £25 per planter to the WLT for land purchases of threatened rainforest. Following the June 2004 launch nearly 100 companies have taken up their offer and these planters can be seen in the offices of Associated Newspapers, BskyB and the Grosvenor House Hotel.
Enterprise Plants operate throughout the London area and will be pleased to offer other companies a free one month trial, along with free maintenance during that time. As Chris Jenkin, Managing Director of Enterprise Plants, explained:
"Not only does this scheme help save some precious rainforest, it makes good economic sense ~ getting us to maintain an attractive, growing orchid, is a lot cheaper and environmentally friendly than regularly replacing cut flowers every few days. When the orchid has finished flowering we take it away and replace it with another coming into flower.
Meanwhile The World Land Trust is using our donations to preserve the natural habitats of orchids throughout the world".
Enterprise Plants also sponsors WLT News.