gardening will save the world

IKEA & TOM DIXON RHS CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

URBAN GARDENING IS THE FUTURE

Tom Dixon and IKEA explore sustainable, affordable and forward-thinking solutions for people to grow food and medicinal plants at home and beyond.

Food is a crucial part of everyday life and IKEA wants to inspire and enable a healthier and more sustainable lifestyle.

The ambition of our collaboration is to imagine the future of urban farming and to find solutions that can be used to grow plants and vegetables at home and beyond.

THE GARDEN

Divided into two levels, the garden explores the contrast of the super-natural and technological to explore the future of growing. 

RAISED GARDEN

The raised garden is a botanic oasis with a naturalistic aesthetic and will encourage visitors to immerse themselves in a canopy-like ecosystem of trees, flowers and plants with medicinal, health and environmental benefits.

BASE GARDEN

A horticultural laboratory where hydroponic technology is implemented to grow hyper-natural edibles.

“Gardening is unique in its universal appeal and its transformational power. Without plants and more planting, we are all in trouble.”

- Tom Dixon

SUPPORTED BY

Design Research Studio

Bespoke Outdoor Spaces

Blokbuild

Seedlip

Hortus Loci

Fiona Silk

Amorim Cork Composites

Metalsistem @KRB Systems Ltd

KoppertCress

LA Urban Farms

Price & Myers

Prof. Marjan Colletti (UCL/UIBK)

Tyroler Glueckspilze (Mushroom Production Centre LLC)

Growstack

Stockbridge Technology

Jon Wheatley and Terry Porter

Botanical Boys