Chris Beardshaw to Design the Morgan Stanley Garden for Great Ormond Street Hospital

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For the second year running, Morgan Stanley has asked plantsman and designer Chris Beardshaw to create a unique and intricate show garden to appear at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Following the event, similar to last year when the Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Garden was replanted to form part of a community project in East London, this year’s garden will become a permanent feature at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Morgan Stanley’s commitment to improving the health and well-being of children goes back more than 40 years through the Global Alliance for Children’s Health. The sponsorship of the Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 is part of a wider charity partnership between Morgan Stanley and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, which launched this year.

Morgan Stanley has had a close relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity since 2007, when the Firm’s employees embarked on an ambitious fundraising initiative to raise, with the help of corporate donations, over £12m to help fund the construction of the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which opened in 2012.

Chris Beardshaw has resourcefully designed a courtyard style garden to work both as a show garden and as a permanent garden scheme. The new garden will provide a much needed, private and reflective space for parents and families of the children undergoing care. Following its brief appearance at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the garden will be rebuilt at Great Ormond Street Hospital during the summer of 2016.

Further details of the exciting garden design will be released in early December but it promises to be one of the most challenging and poignant gardens Chris has ever designed.

For more information on Morgan Stanley’s partnership with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, please visit www.morganstanley.com or click here.

Note to editors:

Renowned plantsman, designer and broadcaster Chris Beardshaw is involved with a wide range of horticultural projects and educational initiatives. His broadcasting career spans over 18 years and he can currently be heard as a regular panellist on Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and seen on BBC’s weekly Beechgrove Garden from April-October. For further details on all of Chris’ latest projects, please visit: http://www.chrisbeardshaw.com/, www.facebook.com/ChrisBeardshawGardenDesign  Twitter: @chrisbeardshaw

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) is a leading global financial services firm providing investment banking, securities, investment management and wealth management services.  With offices in more than 43 countries, the Firm's employees serve clients worldwide including corporations, governments, institutions and individuals. . For more information about Morgan Stanley, please visit http://www.morganstanley.com/.

About Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity:
Each year Great Ormond Street Hospital receives more than 255,000 patient visits from children from across the UK and the money raised by the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity helps these children and their families. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity raises vital funds to help the hospital to provide world-class care for young patients and their families, pioneer new treatments and support the redevelopment of the hospital, ensuring there are first-class facilities to match the hospital’s world-class care. It provides medical equipment and accommodation for parents and families of children being treated so they can be close to their child when it is most important. It supports the hospital’s play team, to help make a child’s experience of hospital as stress-free as possible. For more information please visit http://www.gosh.org/

Morgan Stanley and Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Partnership
Morgan Stanley’s London employees voted for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity to be their new charity partner in February 2015, with a two year aim to raise £1.5 million to help fund Morgan Stanley House, purpose built accommodation close to the hospital for parents of patients in intensive care. This is the next step in an ongoing relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, having previously helped fund the Morgan Stanley Clinical Building, which opened in 2012.

For media enquiries for Chris Beardshaw please contact: Jane Southcott pr, jane@janesouthcottpr.co.uk, t: 01275 852026 m: 07787 527430. For media enquiries for Morgan Stanley, please contact Hugh Fraser or Tom Walton at Morgan Stanley: Hugh.fraser@morganstanley.com, t: 020 7425 3923, Tom.walton@morganstanley.com, t: 020 7425 5658.

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