Our 2017 show garden designer is…

Our 2017 show garden designer is…

Award-winning garden designer James Basson draws on the ecological diversity of Malta to create a garden for M&G Investments at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017

That’s it for another year…

That’s it for another year…

With the RHS Chelsea Flower Show over for another year we’ve produced a highlights video of some of our favourite bits of the show and our garden. We hope you enjoyed the show as much as we did and look forward to bringing you more updates next year.

Lights, camera, action!

Lights, camera, action!

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 began last week with the annual Press and VIP day. Each garden was vying for the attention of the press, and our model did a great job of attracting the cameras.

Adorned in a dress created by award-winning florist Larry Walshe, the model paraded through ‘The M&G Garden’ accompanied by classical music provided by a cellist. The flowers used in the dress reflected the plants selected by Cleve West for the garden.

Watch our model in action and […]

Flower power!

Flower power!

If you happen to be in the vicinity of Chelsea or even the SW3 post code this week, its difficult to miss the signs that something big is happening.

From Sloane Square underground station with its M&G Investments RHS Chelsea Flower Show takeover, to the Chelsea in Bloom festival in the streets around the Royal Hospital and the thousands of people walking around Chelsea with M&G bags, the clues all lead to this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

The seamless transformation […]

Take a tour of ‘The M&G Garden 2016’

Take a tour of ‘The M&G Garden 2016’

If you can’t make it to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, fear not. You can join Cleve West on a tour of ‘The M&G Garden’ as he shares his favourite features.

Welcome to ‘The M&G Garden’ story

Welcome to ‘The M&G Garden’ story

For the first time in the 7 years since M&G Investments started sponsoring the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, we are pleased to introduce a short exhibition that provides the behind the scenes detail of the inspiration and processes that go into the production of an RHS Chelsea Flower show garden.

Visitors will start their journey hearing of Cleve West’s inspiration for the garden; an oak-woodland in south west England where he grew up. They will then move through to the initial […]

The latest addition to the fleet of M&G Taxis

The latest addition to the fleet of M&G Taxis

A few weeks ago we wrote about the M&G Chelsea Flower Show branded taxis that are now weaving their way through the streets of London.

The latest addition to the suite of M&G taxis is the one “planted” on the roundabout at the Bull Ring Gate entrance to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

This taxi looks identical to the road worthy taxis driven by London cabbies, but it has been a huge task to get this taxi to its current position […]

‘The M&G Garden 2016’ timelapse

‘The M&G Garden 2016’ timelapse

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 is finally underway! It’s taken months of planning and hard work from all involved, but it was worth it. Watch our time-lapse footage to see how Cleve West and his team created ‘The M&G Garden’ in the final weeks before Chelsea.

Full bloom ahead

Full bloom ahead

Earlier this week, we revealed a unique floral dress to mark our seventh year as title sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We held a press photo call around the City of London and the Royal Hospital Chelsea grounds to showcase the dress, which highlights the connections between M&G, the Chelsea Flower Show and ‘The M&G Garden 2016’.

Handcrafted by acclaimed florist Larry Walshe, it took over 100 hours to create, and features 1,800 mixed fern leaves and over 460 flowers entwined […]

Planting in small spaces

Planting in small spaces

If you don’t have a large garden but still want to grow plants in your small space, use Cleve’s top tips for ensuring your plants thrive in a container.