LG brings ‘Eco City’ garden to Chelsea

LG Electronics has partnered with landscape architect Hay Joung Hwang to create the ‘LG Eco-City Garden’  for the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The garden aligns with LG’s commitment to ‘Innovation for a Better Life‘ and aims to help combat air-pollution and improve well-being. Hay’s design utilizes innovative technology to address environmental issues posed by contemporary lifestyles, aiming to reduce pollution through the use of specially selected trees, plants and shrubs, providing a  blueprint for inner-city high rises.

Hay explains that as populations in our cities increase, and more and more high-risers are built, air and noise pollution also worsens: “My design provides a vision for sustainable, eco-city living, providing green space that can be replicated vertically in these high rises. It provides a living environment that increases people’s well-being, as well as directly addressing the issues of air-pollution. LG truly believes that innovation can have a positive impact on our lives, so it’s a pleasure to be working with them again this year,” he said.

The design shows how a spacious terrace area seamlessly connects with a beautifully-designed kitchen space with the garden incorporating a relaxing seating area, running water features that filter out noise pollution and immersive digital art showcasing through the true-to-life colours and perfect blacks of an LG Signature Oled TV – LG’s thinnest ever television.

Carolyn Anderson, Marketing Director at LG Electronics UK said: “It’s a pleasure to be returning to the Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, with a garden that showcases how technological and horticultural innovation can combine to create a new way of living in our cities.

The living area of the garden terrace features the latest technology in surface materials provided by LG Hausys, another division of the LG Group. Boffi, the Italian high-end manufacturer specialising in kitchens and bathrooms is also a partner in the garden’s design which will also showcase the iconic Salinas kitchen by Spanish architect Patricia Urquiola.

The garden will be both self-sufficient and energy efficient with the latest aquaponics systems used to provide nutrients from fish waste to nourish a vertical vegetable and herb garden. New solar technologies will replace conventional building materials to power LED lighting that creates the perfect conditions to help vegetables and herbs grow.

This is a show garden that will demonstrate on several levels how we can address air pollution and promote sustainable living and I feel sure it will create a lot of interest at the show.