Let's Grow: M&G Investments Launch New Podcast Offering Behind the Scenes Access to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, Gardening Tips and Financial Insights

  • Hosted by Holly Mackay from Boring Money with guests including James Wong, Pippa Greenwood, Sarah Price and other experts from across the gardening and financial world
  • Learn more and listen to the podcast here: mandgchelsea.co.uk

LONDON, 02 MAY: M&G Investments, a leading international asset manager and the title sponsor of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, has launched a new podcast granting behind the scenes access to the creation of its prestigious M&G Garden as well as offering practical gardening tips and financial insights* and ideas from top financial experts.

The new six-part podcast takes listeners on the road to RHS Chelsea Flower Show, presented by Holly Mackay – a keen gardener and founder of Boring Money, an independent financial website which helps people without a financial background make smart decisions about money.


In the first episode, which is now live at mandgchelsea.co.uk, Holly meets the creative genius behind the M&G Garden 2018: Sarah Price. Listeners can learn the thought processes behind her design for Chelsea 2018 and how she is realising the project from initial sketches to finished show garden. Forthcoming episodes will follow her journey from visiting Crocus in Surrey, the nursery growing the plants for the M&G Garden, through to the opening of the show itself and reaction to the garden. Other episodes include a visit to allotments in West Ham with M&G CEO (and keen gardener) Anne Richards and James Wong looking at how to maximise a productive urban garden space.


Each episode offers listeners practical garden takeaways for the amateur and enthusiast at home and how to avoid getting ‘stung’ by the ‘dark side of gardening’. For the first episode, RHS Chief Horticultural Advisor Guy Barter interviews writer and broadcaster Pippa Greenwood about insects, how to spot the good guys from the bad and how to prevent pests from taking over. Forthcoming episodes look at how to how to prevent aches and pains with a leading physiotherapist and how to avoid neighbour disputes from a common-law practicing legal expert.


As well as granting access to the creation of the M&G Garden and gardening tips, Let’s Grow offers financial insights and ideas from some of the UK’s leading financial experts. Holly’s thought-provoking interviews will offer insights into how to get into the savings habit and where to begin when building an investment portfolio, as well as tackling some of the thornier questions such as how to think about investing for retirement and how to go about finding a good financial advisor. Episode one with David Braithwaite from Citrus Financial Planning, looks at some rules of thumb on how to get started with investing.

The episode breakdown is as follows:

  • Episode One: The Garden Designer – Thursday 24 April
  • Episode Two: Tips from the Nursery – Thursday 1 May
  • Episode Three: Anne’s allotment – Thursday 8 May
  • Episode Four: The Big Build – Thursday 17 May
  • Episode Five: The RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Thursday 24 May
  • Episode Six: Gazing into the crystal ball – Thursday 30 May


The RHS Chelsea Flower Show runs from 22-26 May 2018.

For further information and interviews please contact Charlie Humphreys, M&G Investments on 0207 004 4322 or charlie.humphreys@mandg.co.uk


Kallaway PR, on 020 7221 7883 or mandg@kallaway.com

Twitter: @M&GGarden
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com//MandGGarden

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About Boring Money

Boring Money is an independent business which has been set up to help normal people who don't have PhDs in finance make some smart investment decisions quickly and painlessly.

Founder and MD Holly Mackay has worked in the investment industry for about 20 years, watching an endless procession of the Old School Brigade wanting to “educate” investors and force them to read pages of gobbledygook until they feel like banging their heads against walls. She thinks this is unhelpful.

We don’t believe that you need to get off on economics or be able to calculate the square root of 1,156 in your head, to make some sensible decisions about your finances. Here’s a little secret which most people in finance won’t tell you. Once you get through the torrent of jargon and pie charts, sensible mainstream investing can actually be quite easy…shhhhhh!

About M&G

M&G is a leading international asset manager with a long-term, active approach to investing. The firm has been helping people to prosper by putting their money to work for more than 85 years. M&G’s customers include private investors, members of pension schemes and life insurance policyholders. Responding to the ever-changing financial landscape, the firm has developed a wide range of investment solutions, across equities, fixed income, real estate, multi asset and infrastructure.


At 31 December 2017 M&G manages over £298 billion in assets for its customers. Headquartered in London, M&G employs over 2,000 people worldwide in 16 countries, managing assets in Europe, Asia and the US. M&G is the asset management arm of Prudential Plc in the UK and Europe. As a steward of clients’ assets M&G recognises the importance of responsible investing with the analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors core to the business. M&G is a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and is a member of the Climate Bonds Initiative Partners Program, which is dedicated to achieving the long-term goal of building climate resilient economies. M&G’s £27 billion real estate business arm has a sector leading approach to responsible property management, and is committed to assessing and improving the sustainability performance of its funds.


Issued by M&G Securities Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and provides investment products. The company’s registered office is Laurence Pountney Hill, London EC4R 0HH.  Registered in England No. 90776