The M&G Garden

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The M&G Garden has been inspired by the designer's memory of ancient oak woodland in Exmoor National Park where he spent his teenage youth. Rather than replicate a particular scene, the designer has chosen to pay contemporary homage to the landscape that made such an early impression on him.

A stone and gravel path through woodland-edge planting leads the visitor beyond stunted oaks and rocks to a smoother path, a sunken terrace and pool. An oak boundary frames the garden and the overriding oak theme is a metaphor for the sponsor's values: strength, growth and longevity.

M&G 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden

Watch M&G Investments' interview with Cleve West about their 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show Garden.


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