MandG Investments Appoints Roger Platts To Create 2010 Show Garden At Rhs Chelsea

  • 4 June 2021 4:56 pm


Eight years since his last show garden, one of UK gardeners’ favourite designers returns to London’s premier event

4 February 2010 – M&G Investments, sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has appointed Roger Platts to create The M&G Garden at this year’s event.

It is eight years since Roger created a Chelsea show garden and his long-awaited return will be welcomed by many gardeners.

Roger’s design is a celebration of the traditional – a garden which he believes will stand the test of time. A crescent of paved paths leading to an oak summer house and a hidden sandstone-edged pool are complemented by Roger’s signature lush planting. The RHS predicts the garden will be a big crowd-pleaser.

“We want a garden that visitors will really love – a design that is quintessentially British yet containing one or two surprising features. Roger will use mostly locally-grown plants and locally-sourced materials to create a garden of the highest quality,” said Jacqui Haskins, Marketing Director of M&G.

“Given Roger’s reputation for delivering excellence, both at show gardens and in his own plant nursery, we are confident that he will rise to the challenge to deliver a world-class spectacle in just five months.”

The M&G Garden is a celebration of the traditional: a garden of paved paths bordered by lush planting. Key plants include rambling roses, lavender, fox gloves and myrtle.

Roger said; “I am hugely excited to be back creating a big garden at Chelsea. I’ve had other offers to be at the show, but the time feels right and M&G’s brand, values and aspiration to bring something special to Chelsea for people who love gardening is a fantastic opportunity I couldn’t turn down.”

About M&G Investments

M&G is one of Europe’s largest active investment managers, serving individual and institutional savers for nearly 80 years. Total assets under management are £169 billion.*

M&G has signed a deal with the Royal Horticultural Society to be the sole sponsor of the Chelsea Flower Show and Charity Gala for the next three years, including the Olympic year of 2012.