RHS awards investment firm with silver medal

The Royal Horticultural Society yesterday (May 19th) awarded Foreign and Colonial Investment Trust (FCIT) a silver medal at its Chelsea Flower Show for its garden design.

It was recently visited by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and is the second collaboration between FCIT and designer Thomas Hoblyn, after the team took gold for their urban garden, Tempest in a Teapot display at last years event.

The company took great pride in receiving the award, FCIT manager Jeremy Tigue explained.

"An astonishing amount of work has gone into the planning and creation of this garden and it has been wonderful to watch it take shape here at the show," he said.

The horticultural exhibition will have its final day on May 23rd, but gardeners will continue to have the opportunity to pick up some vital greenhouse and growing tips for the remainder of the week.

RHS explained recently that it will be collecting underwear at the event in order to construct a display at a future show, educating visitors in the art of sustainable garden by using the garments as plant containers.