Alec White from Primrose Hall Nursery in Westoning, Bedfordshire exhibits in the floral marquee at the Chelsea Flower Show for the first time this year.
White has been mentored for the show by garden designer Kate Gould as part of the RHS innovation project, designed to bring more diversity to floral marquee exhibits.
He said: "Last year the RHS wanted to shake up the exhibits a bit. Seeing 24 vases of daffodils is impressive but not necessarily inspiring. Exhibitors who have won 10 years of gold medals think ‘why do something different’ so it becomes a little bit dull for the visitors. But as audiences today are looking for days out as well, the RHS want to engage with young people to show they what is achievable.
"The innovation project is exciting. We did it last year at Gardener’s World and Hampton Court but we got mixed reactions from judges. Some said there was no place at RHS shows for the stands and they like 12 vases on a shelf.
"At Hampton Court we had an eight foot high 'Alstroemeria nightclub' with soundtrack but it was a bit too conceptual. At Chelsea we’ll celebrate the timeless elegance of the peony with a peony wall, stainless steel chandelier with peonies hanging and a day bed you might find me curled up in."
The BBC filmed his display as part of the show coverage.