LG Smart Garden Takes Root at Chelsea Flower Show

Alex Spencer

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The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, taking place in London later this month, will feature a connected 'smart garden' for the first time.

The garden - designed by landscape architect Hay Joung Hwang with technology from LG - will have its lighting and irrigation controlled via an LG G5 smartphone, via the WeMo app.

“This is my first garden for the Chelsea Flower Show and my first-ever garden design which relies on technology to monitor the garden’s well-being,” said Hwang. “I have always believed that we can gain so much more from our homes than just warmth and shelter. This garden re-imagines the future of our home space and how technology can assist in merging these areas in a meaningful and complementary way.”

The garden will also feature an LG OLED TV, promising 'stunning floral content in the true-to-life colours and perfect blacks that only OLED technology can deliver' – though, given that the garden is also filled with real flowers, from Digitalis Glory to Persicaria bistorta Superba, it does raise the question of why you'd want to watch them on a screen.