The design, called Sun Flower Square, included four gardens and pulled in media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and his partner, former model Jerry Hall. TV's Alan Titchmarsh, Jim Carter and Imelda Staunton swung by on press day, along with Defra minister and former grower George Eustice.
The 4mx4m gardens were Room Outside designed by Lovania, the GCA Jubilee Hanging Basket Garden, the Seed Garden and the Rising Stars Garden, supported by Westland Horticulture.
Sun Flower Square hosted over 40 novelties, the largest number on a single exhibit, with Calendula 'PowerDaisy' and Lilium 'Perfect Joy' coming third and fourth in Chelsea's Plant of the Year.
Royal visitors included the Princess Royal, Duke of York, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie, the Countess of Wessex and the Duke of Duchess of Gloucester tour the gardens with Peter Seabrook.
Media coverage of Sun Flower Square was intense with the BBC dedicating daytime and evening coverage, while the exhibit was featured on This Morning as well as in news papers.
Seabrook said: "We were very grateful to receive plants and products from over 100 companies to create the inaugural horticultural industry exhibit.
"It won a silver gilt medal in its first year at Chelsea, an incredible achievement, bearing in mind some of the plants were grown by junior school children. The response has been overwhelming."