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London Garden Stays Hidden Until Viewers Tweet [Video]

London Garden Stays Hidden Until Viewers Tweet [Video]
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Visitors need to post with a hashtag in order to view the flowers in this interactive display.

Yi Chen
  • 24 may 2013


Academics from the University of Lincoln have just picked up a gold medal for their innovative idea in the ‘Fresh Garden’ category at this year’s Chelsea Flower Show. Teachers and students at the university collaborated with designers from Harfleet & Harfleet to create a interactive flower bed that responds to Twitter posts.

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The ‘Digital Capabilities’ garden, measuring 6×3 meters, is divided by panelled Perspex walls that can be controlled via Twitter. By simply tweeting using the hashtag #rhschelsea, the panels open and the visitors will be able to view the flowers and plants inside.

Professor Shaun Lawson, a social media specialist who helped come up with the idea for the garden, commented that:

The university has never had a garden at Chelsea before. For many years we’ve wanted to design a garden that involved technology and we were inspired by a QR code garden which showed there last year. It’s quite a fun thing to do and it mixes the physical world with the digital world in quite an interesting way. 

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The flower show will end on 26 May and the team hopes to have the garden as a permanent display after the event. Check out the video below for an in-depth look at how the garden works:

University of Lincoln // Harfleet & Harfleet

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