Dual-functionality social distancing products launched by phs Greenleaf

Last updated: 22nd July 2020

Horticulture services company phs Greenleaf has launched a new range of products to support businesses to implement social distancing and hygiene measures.

The new products include portable ‘freewall’ plant dividers, hand sanitising units, directional signage, bins and planting with built-in dispensers – all combining practicality with aesthetics. The new concept brings a fresh, green design to the functional objects now needed for everyday life to provide hand sanitising stations, create queuing systems, keep people a safe distance apart and direct customers through one-way routes.

Handmade in the UK and available immediately, the range is purpose-designed to support businesses follow social distancing and hygiene guidelines by providing long-term solutions with novel designs to add greenery, making them look more inviting and attractive to staff and visitors. The surfaces of several of the new products are coated in copper which has natural antiviral and antibacterial properties. Each product incorporates a choice of real or artificial planting with the option for messaging, logos or directional arrows as well as being easy to reposition.

The use of plants also has the added benefit of also enhancing wellbeing as plants improve air quality, air humidity and are proven to reduce anxiety.

Emily Vernon, managing director of phs Greenleaf, said: “There is a lot of pressure on organisations to roll out new measures to keep their employees, customers and visitors safe within their premises. We’ve all seen many examples of tables outside buildings with a bottle of sanitiser, rolls of paper towels, make-shift bins and lots of tape used to create arrows and queuing systems. However, while on a practical scale, this does the job, it’s very much a temporary measure and doesn’t look particularly great. This is where our new range of social-distancing products come to the fore and we know they will be incredibly popular with businesses across all sectors; helping to keep people a safe distance apart, directing them through queuing and one-way systems and providing essentials such as hand sanitiser, gloves and masks. They are not only practical but will have not just a dual but triple functionality of improving the aesthetics of a premises plus enhancing wellbeing which we believe could make the difference between whether a potential customer walks by or enters a premises.”

The products include:

·        Freewalls: Planted with moss or artificial plants, the freewalls join together to create dividers for rooms, queues or seating areas. While seemingly a permanent fixture, the freewalls are on wheels and are easily portable to create new configurations with the option to add logos or arrows.

·        Directional planters: Arrow planters with real or artificial plants acting as directional signage – with option to add images or messaging. Traditional planters to create distance between areas are also available, including letter planters to spell out words.

·        Hand sanitising units: Simple yet attractive planting units with integrated sanitiser dispenser in a range of styles and colours with matching clean bins with the option of a child-friendly POMBOT version with a smiley face.

·        Other products: Glove, mask and tissue dispensers, living walls and interior planters to create distance, wall panels with built-in dispensers, ashtrays, recycling bins and rat-control units.

For more information, visit https://www.phsgreenleaf.co.uk/ or follow @phsGroup on Twitter and phs Greenleaf on LinkedIn 

For more information, contact:  

Laura Windeatt  

PR consultant for phs Group 

E: [email protected]  

T: 02920 809996 



About us 


phs Greenleaf is a Royal Warrant holding business and has more than 25 years’ experience of providing planting and landscaping services to organisations through the UK across a range of sectors; including hospitality, retail, FMs, business and the public sector.  phs Greenleaf’s services include indoor and outdoor planting, artificial and live planting, living walls, grounds maintenance services and decorated Christmas trees.  


phs Greenleaf has three UK nurseries where it plants and nurtures its extensive variety of plants and flowers. With around 8,000 customers across the UK, phs Greenleaf’s expert staff grow, install and maintain plants throughout the year. In 2010, it was awarded a royal warrant for the installation and maintenance of plant displays in Buckingham Palace. 


Under the phs Group umbrella, you’ll also find different phs companies servicing a range of needs including hygiene and washroom services, healthcare, waste disposal, specialist cleaning, compliance, workwear, providing consumables and supplying crates and boxes. 


What makes phs different? It’s commitment to do the right thing. It’s helping clean up the ocean from plastic by using ghost fishing nets to create Econyl floor mats. It has patented products which deliver significant water and cost savings. Its air purifiers help to improve employee wellbeing. It diverts hygiene waste from landfill and uses it to create energy to power homes.

By using phs, organisations can make a difference to the environment and their bottom line as well as telling a good news story. It’s all about doing the right thing.


phs Group,  

Block B, Western Industrial Estate,  

Caerphilly, United Kingdom,  

CF83 1XH 

Tel: 029 2080 9098 

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