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!

See the rest of the images in the gallery to look at our newly designed L shaped pond stand with more water on view than ever before and for the first time visible from each of the 4 sides as you approach the exhibit.