‘Roses are red, violets are blue, Chelsea’s got roof gardens and MINI has too!’ As the 2003 Chelsea Flower Show opened its doors, MINI’s supercharged roof gardens swept into pole position on Monday 19 May, one step ahead of the usual VIP guests. And the only question on gardeners' lips, was ‘how fast was the lap time?’
MINI’s exclusive roof ‘decals’, which come in 15 head turning designs, were taken one step further when two MINI Cooper S’s were given a green-fingered overhaul – including a living maze hedge garden with a mini MINI lost inside, and a swirl of floral colours, complete with a functioning water feature to boot! The two cars then sped off into Chelsea turning heads as they cruised past, stealing the Royal show limelight.
Natalie Wakefield at MINI, comments: "If there was an award for the ‘fastest garden’ at the show, MINI would win it, hands down! MINI owners can actually create their very own unique designs to adorn their roofs and the MINI roof gardens show just how easy it is to accessorise your MINI. However, I think these gardens may prove to be a bit too high maintenance!"Published 20 May 2003