Korean garden designer Jihae Hwang won gold medals at Chelsea in 2011 and 2012. It’s a tough act to follow, but let’s hope Hay Joung Hwang also wins success with her LG Smart Garden, entered in the Show Garden category this year. Her style is very different from Jihae’s, with clean, modern lines rather than the wild, natural look; but both have a focus on tranquility and attention to detail.
Features of the LG Smart Garden design include a sculptural wood-panelled water wall and a striking four-piece 5.5m cantilevered pergola. The extra dimension added by the electronics is to control irrigation and lighting remotely, as well as monitor nutrient and moisture levels in the soil.
The LG Smart Garden
Designed by: Hay Joung Hwang
Built by: Randle Siddeley
Sponsored by: LG Electronics
LG’s Smart Garden is inspired by the concept of Intelligent Homes and is intended to demonstrate that technology can be incorporated harmoniously into the house as well as to enhance the garden, providing additional functionality and convenience.
The design is intended to represent a Scandinavian lifestyle garden. The brighter colour choices within the minimalist design are softened by a planting scheme that has a natural character. The mix of herbaceous plants add a soft quality, while multi-stemmed trees provide privacy and filter the views from the house. The garden demonstrates contrasts between formal and informal as well as the balance between naturalism and artificialism – a metaphor for modern life.Hay Joung Hwang is a chartered Landscape Architect from South Korea who has recently risen to public acclaim through her award-winning gardens at the Chaumont-sur-Loire International Garden Festival and the 2015 Korean Garden Show.
Hay was a Project Landscape Architect at Randle Siddeley before starting Hay.Design, a landscape/garden design practice with an international reputation for making gardens that combine traditionalism and modernism.
LG Electronics UK designs consumer electronics that are intuitive, responsive and energy efficient so you can spend wisely, be more productive and lessen the impact on the world around you. We’re committed to providing electronics that work best for the way you live and to keeping you updated with the latest technological advances. After all, life’s better when you’re prepared.
LG are sponsoring the Smart Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016, providing the ‘smart’ elements of the garden, including the tablets, screens and the R&D required to make this prototype Smart Garden a reality.