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LG Smart Garden

Inspired by the concept of intelligent homes, LG’s Smart Garden was created to demonstrate how technology can be incorporated harmoniously into the garden, as well as the home. Designer Hay Joung Hwang’s vision for 21stCentury gardens stems from a personal belief that a home is more than a lifeless space people inhabit.

LG Smart Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

“I have always enjoyed the idea that as inhibitors of a space we can interact with our homes and gain so much more than just shelter and warmth from them. My garden concept is an extension of this and the technology is really only just starting to become available.”

LG Smart Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

By juxtaposing formal and informal, as well as naturalism and artificialism, Hwang demonstrates a metaphor for modern life. With a Scandinavian influence, the Smart Garden’s bright colour choices within the minimalist design are softened by a planting scheme with a ‘natural’ character. The mix of herbaceous plants adds a soft quality, while multi-stemmed trees provide privacy and filter views from the house. 

LG Smart Garden RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016

Hwang’s plant selection was both thoughtful and deliberate.  “I wanted to achieve a very natural and bright style with a strong romantic look throughout the garden.  I have based my supporting palette on the colours of white, beige and black in order to give a strong, contemporary aesthetic.  I’m very much looking for a ‘decorated’ feeling.  In order to keep it stylish, however, I am employing pale tones of blues and pinks to soften the contrast and make the whole experience more subtle and spacious.” 

Plant List:
Taxus baccata
Aquilegia vulgaris 'Nivea'
Trachelospermum jasminoides
Buxus sempervirens
Stipa tenuissima
Iris 'Jane Phillips'
Iris sibirica 'White Swirl'
Calamagrostis brachytrich
Festuca glauca 'Elijah Blue'
Zantedeschia aethiopica
Magnolia 'Betty'
Persicaria bistorta 'Superba'
Lychnis flos-cuculi
Gillenia trifoliata
Hesperis matronalis
Geranium phaeum 'Album'
Digitalis purpurea f. albiflora (Thompson & Morgan)
Phlox divaricata subsp. laphamii 'Chattahoochee'
Tiarella 'Spring Symphony'
Dryopteris affinis 'Cristata'
Iris sibirica 'Perry's Blue'
Brunnera macrophylla
Myosotis sylvatica Sylva Series
Eremurus robustus
Linaria purpurea 'Canon Went'
Papaver orientale 'Coral Reef'
Orlaya grandiflora
Briza media
Thalictrum 'Black Stockings'
Rosa 'Octavia Hill'
Rosa 'Natasha Richardson'
Digitalis 'Glory of Roundway'
Geranium 'Melinda'
Thalictrum 'Splendide White'
Rosa 'Royal Philharmonic'
Geum 'Cosmopolitan' (Cocktails Series)
Aquilegia vulgaris var. stellata 'Rose Barlow' (Barlow Series)
Geum 'Mrs. W. Moore'
Iris 'Beverly Sills'
Iris 'Tamberg'
Papaver rhoeas Fairy Wings Mix
Salvia bullulata
Lupinus 'Blossom'
Camassia 'Blue Heaven'