For Chelsea Flower Show 2012 we redesigned our exhibit. We made an L shaped pond exhibit base with more water on view than ever before. For the first time water is visible from each of the 4 directions as you approach the exhibit. The reflective bridge now travels across the exhibit rather than down the length of the exhibit as in 2010 and 2011.
We received a Gold Medal Award and a nomination for the Best in Show category.
Tom Hart Dyke joined us at Chelsea Flower Show 2012 to talk about plant adaptations.
He chose Water Hyacinth with its bulbous air filled floating leaf form and Stratiotes aloides the Native Water Soldier that avoids our British ice and frost by dropping to the bottom of the pond in Winter where the ice and frost do not reach the overwintering buds.
They had some fun trying to film the plants sitting on the water surface with an underwater camera!