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.
Divided into two levels, the garden explores the contrast of the super-natural and technological to explore the future of growing.
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.
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
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Prof. Marjan Colletti (UCL/UIBK)
Tyroler Glueckspilze (Mushroom Production Centre LLC)
Jon Wheatley and Terry Porter