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The M&G Garden

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Who is M&G?
M&G is one of the oldest and largest active investment companies in the UK and this year we are celebrating our 80th anniversary.

What does M&G offer?
We offer a wide range of investment products and constantly seek to develop this range to provide the best investment opportunities for our customers. With more than 45 funds across all major asset classes, we offer attractive options to suit all types of investor.

What are M&G’s values?
We aim to achieve the best returns possible for our customers. M&G believes firmly that actively-managed funds have the greatest potential to achieve this over the long term. Our fund managers are active stock-pickers and use their experience, skill and judgement, backed by extensive research, to seek the best-performing stocks. Please remember, prices may fluctuate and you may not get back your original investment.

What links M&G and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show?
M&G are the sponsors of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. The talent and expertise that brings success in horticulture also applies to investing. Our fund managers are highly skilled specialists, each with an individual and rigorous approach to achieving the best results for our customers’ investments.

Just as at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show the best gardeners are awarded gold medals, many of our fund managers have also received awards. Our continued sponsorship reflects our belief in established and respected tradition combined with world-class excellence – qualities exemplified by the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Visit to find out more about 'The M&G Garden' 2011 and its designer Bunny Guinness.

Silver Gilt Medal Winner

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Sponsored by

M&G Investments

Designed by
Bunny Guinness
Built by
Gaskin Landscaping

The M&G Garden is a modern take on a traditional kitchen garden, combining a beautiful space with a working plot producing fruit, herbs, vegetables and flowers. The garden features raised beds where cabbages and beans mingle with clematis and roses. Lavender and herbs add fragrance and terracotta pots containing fruit trees appear throughout.

A glass deck that appears to float offers both a view of the garden and a sheltered space for people and plants below. The garden is framed by pleached trees nearly three metres tall.

The M&G Garden demonstrates how a traditional approach is timeless, particularly when updated for a modern world.

Expert commentary by Phil Clayton - Features Editor of The Garden

Noteworthy is the mix of ornamentals and edible plants, such as French lavender underplanting potted citrus trees and Mexican fleabane Erigeron karvinskianus underplanting potted medlars. Vegetable crops are mixed with Knautia macedonica, Lysimachia clethroides and green Nicotiana.

Inspired by the M&G Garden? Try our planting plan

Inspired by the M&G Garden

Our RHS designer has designed a 2m x 1m bed based on this garden for you to create you own piece of Chelsea.

Download the planting plan (124 kB pdf)

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