Chisu said: "It's fantastic for the HPS Cheshire group to receive a silver gilt for our stand which has an educational message. The feedback from the judges this morning was very favourable and they appreciated the large range of plants we had on the display and the fact that the plants had been grown by the members."
The display used the RHS's hardiness rating scale to inform visitors of the wide range of hardy plants that grow well in the UK.
Members from the Cheshire group of the Hardy Plant Society have been growing plants for the stand for the past year. The final display included Campanula Iridescent Bells, Aridaema fargesii, Lavandula stoechas Butterfly Giant Summer, Berkheya purpurea and Dierama Coral Bells with information on how and where to grow the plants.
Cathy Rollinson, chair of the Hardy Plant Society said: "We congratulate the team on their well deserved silver gilt medal; they worked so hard to put the stand together. We are delighted that the Cheshire group have put together such an eye-catching and educational stand; which will inform and interest the public. It's worth underlining that these are plants grown by members, they've not been produced commercially, they've been nurtured specifically for the show. Part of the role of the HPS is to promote and to increase understanding of the range of plants that are hardy in this country and the stand has done just that."