IKEA's Experimental Garden For Urban Farming

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Tom Dixon and IKEA’s garden is created to demonstrate the methods people can adopt to grow food at home while reducing food waste, as well as communicate the beauty and functional importance of horticulture, through both traditional knowledge and the latest technological innovations. Gardening will save the world is divided in two levels: the raised garden, which immerses visitors in a botanic oasis comprising a canopy-like ecosystem of trees, flowers and plants with medicinal, health and environmental benefits; and the base garden, a horticultural laboratory where hydroponic technology is implemented to grow hyper-natural edibles.

As part of the Chelsea flower show, “We have designed and realized an experimental model for growing plants in the urban environment,” Tom Dixon notes. “Aiming to give back to cities and create productive landscapes within urban zones, the garden includes a raised modular landscape with edible and medicinal plants and an enclosed based garden fueled by hydroponic systems and controllable lighting.”


Project info:

 Name: Gardening Will Save the World

Designers: tom dixon design reasearch studioIKEA

Location: RHS chelsea flower show

Duration: 21 may 2019 – 25 may 2019

Further Reading

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