It will however have the usual pathway through the exhibit, allowing visitors to walk through and get a full 360 degree view. There will be a banked area where on one side it will drop down to a pond with an undulating feel.
Trees, most likely Carpinus will be planted primarily to provide the shady area. Marshalls have provided the paving for the curving pathway which is recycled from a previous Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants Chelsea display.
Interesting plant material includes exotic and unusual Giant Madeira Black Parsley, Melanoselinum decipiens, an upright, robust, borderline hardy, semi-evergreen to evergreen, woody-based, biennial with a single, thick basal stem branching out to rosettes of large, pinnate, dark green leaves and, from late spring into early summer, large, dense clusters of tiny, fragrant, pale pink to white flowers followed by black seed heads.
The display will also feature some of Hardy’s introductions from previous Chelsea Flower Shows, including Geum totally tangerine, Osteospermum ‘in The Pink’ Leucanthemum ‘Real Neat’, Nepeta Grandiflora ‘Summer Magic’, Gaillardia ‘Fanfare Blaze’, Leucanthemum ’Freak and Gaura lindheimeri ‘Ruby Ruby’, runner up in the inaugural RHS plant of the year competition.
Chelsea visitor favourites include, Cirsium rivulare 'Atropurpureum', Verbascum ‘Hardy’s Gold’ and V.(Cotswold Group) 'Pink Domino' AGM. The display will also show a selection of Hardy Geraniums.