Hillier will "shine a spotlight on the reliable, favourite plants from every corner of the world that come together to make up a British garden".
Every year, the Hillier exhibit in The Great Pavilion includes 4,000 plants, from small alpines to large trees. Most are established favourites, which Ricky Dorlay (celebrating his 50th Chelsea) and his team know will perform at the right time and stay looking good for the duration of the show.
"The performance of a show plant at Chelsea is a good indication of its durability in the garden," says Andy McIndoe, Hillier’s managing director, who is designing and staging the Hillier exhibit at Chelsea for a 25th consecutive year.
"If it stays in good condition during preparation, transport to London, staging and for the week of the show, whatever the weather, it will stand up to most things in a garden."
Plant highlights include: Physocarpus opulifolius from Eastern North America, Phormium cookianum from New Zealand, Agapanthus from South Africa, Fatsia japonica from Japan and Sambus nigra from Europe.