Hillier Nurseries was the chosen venue for a recent duel to promote the Great British Olympic Fencing team’s £1 million five-year sponsorship deal with insurance firm Beazley.. Two top British Fencers Ben Pegg and Marcus Mepsted, recently crossed foils as they battled through the garden centre’s wide range of plants.
Hillier Nurseries, a great supporter of British Fencing has supplied nearly 4,000 British grown trees to the Olympic Park for the 2012 Games and will be cheering the team all the way to this year’s Olympic and Paralympic games.
PRG client Hillier will also be teaming up with GB Fencing Team sponsors, Beazley Insurers, to bring a fencing themed exhibition to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. The event aptly named the ‘Duel and the Crown’ will celebrate fencing through innovative plant and garden design as well as paying tribute the Patron of British Fencing, Her Majesty The Queen, one week before the Diamond Jubilee.
Hillier has won 66 consecutive gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show, so let’s hope 2012 brings home their 67th!