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First the smart home now the smart garden

LG shows off smart garden at Chelsea Flower Show

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is the pinnacle of horticultural design, lorded as the “world’s greatest flower show” on the official website. The show is dedicated to inspirational plant displays and innovative garden designs, but its never been recognised in the technology world. Until now…

How can a garden be smart?

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You may have heard the term ‘smart home’, which refers to items around your house that can connect to the internet. And often these things will be linked together and can be controlled with your smartphone. The smart garden follows the same sort of tact, letting you feed, monitor, and illuminate your prized plot using the device you have in your pocket all day.

So, how does it work? Well, all the lights, pumps and irrigation controls in the garden are attached to a Belkin WeMo adaptor. This gadget plugs into any ordinary 230V wall outlet and operates over Wi-Fi and mobile internet. So, once its connected to your smartphone, iOS or Android, you’ll be able to turn your appliances on and off from anywhere in the world.

In the gardening world the biggest advantage of this is going to be able to keep your plants and flowers watered on those hot days when you’re away. Not to mention adding the likes of Phillips Hue lighting systems to really highlight your colour schemes in the evening.

LG’s smart garden

Designed by chartered landscape architect, Hay Joung Hwang – a self-proclaimed technology lover, the garden is the perfect meeting of traditionalism and modernism. A 65-inch G Signature G6 OLED TV hangs in front of a grand mirror, overlooking the sun-soaked decking, while surrounding tablets offer extra information about the flower show. At the centre of the operation is the new LG G5, which is the remote control for the garden.

Are you a keen gardener? Do you think the smart garden is the future? Drop us a comment below and let us know what you think.

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