From the fiery-coloured crocosmias in Clive Scott's Lucifer garden and the hot reds and oranges in Chris Beardshaw's design Celebrating Cheshire's Year of Gardens, to the pools featured in Phillippa Probert's Aqua Life exhibit, Tatton Park was poles apart from the earlier shows.
Chris Beardshaw's design, which incorporated home-grown elements such as the herbaceous borders of Arley Hall and plant collections of Ness Gardens, scooped the Best Show Garden award.
Aspects of sustainability, musical inspiration, and the use of colour and water meant a diverse range of gardens could be seen at the show, held on 23-27 July.
RHS head of shows development Bob Sweet said: "Usually there is quite a definite trend one way or the other, but this year is much more of a mixed bag."
Sweet added that one of his favourite elements was Phillippa Probert's swimming pond: "There is quite a lot of controversy about whether we should be encouraging use of a lot of water in gardens when water conservation is the name of the game. But it is very important that we don't say we can't do certain things any more.
"We want to develop the discussion on well-designed facilities."