LG Eco-City Garden, an entry to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show submitted by LG Electronics, has won the show’s Silver Gilt medal for its innovative approach to integrating technology and nature.
The Korean electronics company collaborated with Korean landscape architect Hwang Hay-joung to produce the show garden, which was one of the 10 gardens filling the Main Avenue vying for an award.
The company said LG Eco-City Garden shows how consumers’ increased dependency on technology can coexist with the environmental issues posed by contemporary lifestyles, as well as help reduce pollution in areas of high population density.
The annual Chelsea Flow Show, hosted by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) of Britain, takes place this year from May on the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. First held in 1913, the event is the world’s premier exposition for flower and landscape gardens.
This is LG’s second project collaboration with Hwang, the first being LG Smart Garden at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show, also a Silver Gilt medal winner.
This year, Hwang integrated LG’s Internet of Things (IoT) technology with a model of a modern apartment to demonstrate sustainable urban living. For example, Hwang incorporated LG’s intelligent air purifier system controlled by the SmartThinQ app on the G7 ThinQ smartphone into her design.