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Hire Indoor Plants for Events – 5 Reasons Why

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Big Event Ahead and Need to Knock the Socks Off Your Guests?

You’ve come to the right place! Whether you’re planning a wedding, party, product launch, themed event, photo shoot, promotion or corporate event, making the decision to hire indoor plants for events is your first step to creating a successful celebration which guests will remember for a long time!

The idea of creating the right atmosphere using nature is not new but deciding to hire indoor plants for events to create the perfect space is a clever choice for the on-trend event coordinator.

Events have, for many years, used flowers and floral arrangements as focal points. From table top centrepieces to rose petal scatters – floristry has led the way for using nature to create stylish and impressive events.

Green Wall Wedding Event

5 Reasons to Hire Plants for Events

1. Create the Wow Factor

The most watched and talked about event of the 2010’s was the wedding of Prince William and Princess Kate. It was dripping with Wow Factor! And what was the most talked about feature of the day, other than Kate and Pippa’s dresses? It was the gorgeous 20ft maple trees that lined the aisles of Westminster Abbey. Just when you thought Westminster Abbey couldn’t be any grander, trees and plants were used to make the wedding the grandest of all events.

When creating that extra edge, people are choosing to hire indoor plants for events which are special and which will be remembered for a long time. While event coordinators have been doing this for decades, deciding to hire plants for events is a relatively new concept for the general public. The good news is that plant hire is now more accessible than ever before!

When event coordinators hire plants for events, they’re able to style and define each space, creating mini garden popups or simply adding features and themes to existing areas. For product promotions, plants can become an extension of a brand’s identity.

We recently worked with the event coordinators for Absolut’s Flavour of the Tropics event. We always recommend that organisers hire plants for events of this caliber. The resulting tropical theme was very effective. Goulburn Valley also regularly choose to hire plants for events. For this particular event, citrus plants were used to create visual impact and reinforce Goulburn Valley’s branding. And for Pernod Ricard’s promotion, vines and gently lit fairy lights transformed the space into an ambient vineyard.

2. Value for Money

When you choose to hire indoor plants for events, you benefit from selecting a range of plants which is created to suit your budget. The huge variety of plants available at Tropical Plant Rentals means there’s a set up suitable for every occasion and budget.

3. Sustainable Alternative

We are a company grounded in nature with a strong focus on our sustainable practices. We are passionate about the environment and how we can contribute to reducing our carbon footprint.

Those who decide to hire plants for events are making a sustainable choice, often without even realising it. Hiring plants is a sustainable alternative to wasteful floristry arrangements which are disposed of shortly after the event.

Our plants can be used to for a range of roles. The flowering colour plants are great for maintaining colour schemes like those described above. On top of that, their bright hues have an eye-catching quality. This is important for drawing the eye to the product but can also be used to distract from less attractive areas in your event space.

Geraniums, orchids, poinsettias, bromeliads and more are available for short term plant hire, giving you more options to choose from, rather than just single-use cut flowers which only last for a short time before they become waste.

4. Create a Themed, Styled Space

Hiring plants makes a huge difference to events. Plants soften spaces, enhance backdrops and accentuate and frame feature and focal points. Plants also create layering and depth in spaces, bringing nature to otherwise artificial spaces.

Plants have the power to theme a space. A landscape can whisk people away to a foreign destination by using plants typical of that climate. For tropical themes, clusters of palms create the ideal oasis, while desert themes feature cacti in all shapes and sizes. The possibilities are endless.

Black and white wedge pots provide a neutral base against a flower’s vivid colours, enabling a theme to be created. Plus the clean, angular lines of the pot contrast nicely with the organic shapes of any plant. And our wooden oak barrel pots present a different look and feel entirely. Potting contributes greatly to the overall effect a plant will have and should not be underestimated.

Hedges are also available for casual plant hire. Aesthetically, not all greens are created equal. The conifer hedge has grounded, earthen tones, whereas the ficus emerald has brilliant emerald hues true to its name. But the true utility of hedge plants lies in their size and number. They can be used to visually obstruct less attractive areas in the event space. They can also be used to define the size and shape of the event space for small or large events alike. Keep small functions intimate by bordering the hired area, or keep larger events organised by constructing queues, entryways and exits, gates, and so on.

The best part is, when you decide to hire indoor plants for events, the choice is yours! With full access to our entire range, you have everything you need at your fingertips.

5. We Do All the Hard Work

If you’ve made the decision that you’re going to take the plunge and hire plants for upcoming events, you can rest easy – we’ve got this!

The Tropical Plant Rentals team will help you out and ensure we fully understand what you are trying to achieve with your special event. We can supply consultation, quotations, plant, pots and green wall images to show you all the options we offer.

We can cater for all your needs. Whether it be hedging, topiaries, stunning floor plants, themed events or beautiful green walls. Our team is well experienced and have covered it all when it comes to green design for your special events.

We deliver, install and pick up to meet your requirements and deadlines and out of hours bump in and bump out requirements can always be met. Our short-term event hire team have extensive knowledge and understanding on many of the venues used for special events. This allows and ensures smooth delivery, plant hire installation and pick up.

We recommend giving us plenty of notice if you can, especially for the more unusual requests. Although, we quite often receive a call in the morning and have the plants at the requested venue by afternoon. We aim to please!

Weddings, Parties, Anything – we can cover it all

Event Plant Hire - Setting the scene is our specialty - Theming - casual nida conifer lodge theme


Weddings are always lots of fun for our team. It may be a few topiary trees with fairy lights. Perhaps a lovely green wall backdrop for photos or a suspended planting from the ceiling. Our team have covered it all. Take a look at some of the beautiful images we have created, to ensure the special Wedding Day receives the utmost care and attention to detail.
Event Plant hire - Plants and Pots Extensive ranges to suit different styles and budgets


Parties are our specialty. Birthdays, Engagements, Christenings, Bar Mitzvahs are just a few that we have catered for with our short term plant hire. Our Events team really enjoy themed parties. Who doesn’t love a Hawaiian party or a Jungle party? Our Events team love to get creative. Our large range of plant hire stock allows us to achieve wonderful results.
Event Plant hire - A multiple of available props to create the 'wow factor'


When we say anything, we mean anything. We have covered so many types of “anything” events. For Private Functions, Corporate Events, Event Companies, Promotions, Trade Shows, Photo Shoots, Filming, Displays, Red Carpet Events, Exhibitions, Plants At Work, Advertising Campaigns just to name a few. Our short term plant hire Events Team get a real kick in adding the WOW factor to our clients events.

Some of our recent feedback received from clients:

Incredibly easy to work with

“I’ve worked with the team at Tropical Plant Rentals for over 4 years hiring plants for events and activations – they have a huge product range and have always delivered top quality plants. From small events to larger installations they always do their best to make it happen, regardless of how big or small the budget may be. The entire team are incredibly easy to work with from the guys in the office through to the team delivering.”

Erin ~ Begins with e

Couldn’t have done it without you

“We just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and your team for your help over the past 24 hours.  You really helped us bring our media wall dream to life! We’ll certainly be in touch in the future with our next event opportunity. Please pass on our thanks to Chase and Andrew   we couldn’t have done it without you guys!”

Jen ~ Kate & Co. Public Relations Agency

Fantastic to work with

“Tropical Plant Rentals have always been fantastic to work with. Great selection of plants, excellent customer service and always willing to go the extra mile when needed.”

Rebekah ~ Rizer – Event Agency

Our Events Team takes great pride in what we do. If you are looking at short term plant hire for your next event or function, we would love to hear from you.

Your pop up garden is just a phone call away. It’s amazing how much some lush greenery can spruce up your venue.

Call today to discuss Short Term Event Plant Hire for your special event on 1800 631 365.