Passengers travelling to Heathrow were greeted with a stunning flower display today after an on-board show was installed to celebrate the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
More than 3,000 flowers in total were fitted into a 43 seat, 23-metre long Heathrow Express carriage this morning with a cascade of purple and pink hydrangea, wisteria and fresh sea lavender adorning the walls of the carriage.
The ‘flower express’ display, which was created by London-based Jamie Aston Flowers, featured 1,850 hydrangeas, 220 wisterias and 1,000 stems of fresh sea lavender.
The mix of real and artificial flowers were attached to the ceiling and walls using suction grips and hooks and the plants in the luggage racks were held in place by foam.
It took the eight-person team four hours to install – and several months of planning.
A spokesperson for Heathrow Express said: “The duration of our transfer service is just 15 minutes so we wanted to make an instant impression on customers departing from and arriving in the UK.
“The Chelsea Flower Show is one of the biggest events of the year but not everyone gets the chance to experience it so we wanted to give travellers a little taster.
“And we’re delighted to say the reaction of customers has been blooming marvellous.”
Around 18,000 passengers are expected to use the transfer service today across its 150 journeys.
For a chance to win two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Saturday 25 May 2019 share your snaps of the flower carriage on Twitter or Instagram tagging in @Heathrowexpress and using #FlowerExpress.
The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday 22 May 2019.
And Heathrow Express customers will have until Wednesday 22 May 2019 to experience the flower express installation.