Heathrow Express recreates Chelsea Flower Show in a train carriage with over 3,000 plants


HEATHROW Express has decked out one of their trains with a stunning flower display to celebrate the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which begins today (21 May).

More than 3,000 flowers in total were installed on the 43 seat, 23-metre long carriage.

 Heathrow Express commissioned the display to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show

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Heathrow Express commissioned the display to celebrate Chelsea Flower Show

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.

And it took the eight-person team four hours to install – and several months of planning.

Around 18,000 passengers are expected to use the transfer service today across its 150 journeys.

 Passengers have until May 23 to see it on the train

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Passengers have until May 23 to see it on the train
 Heathrow Express will also be giving passengers the chance to win tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show

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Heathrow Express will also be giving passengers the chance to win tickets to the Chelsea Flower Show
 Over 3,000 flowers have been used for the display

SWNS:South West News Service

Over 3,000 flowers have been used for the display

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.”

Heathrow Express are also offering passengers the chance to win two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Saturday May 25.

You simply have to share your snaps of the flower carriage on Twitter or Instagram, tagging in @Heathrowexpress and using #FlowerExpress.

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The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday May 22.

And Heathrow Express customers will have until Wednesday May 22 to experience the flower express installation.

Last month, Sun Online Travel revealed how passengers won’t need to show passport or boarding passes from this summer at Heathrow Airport as it rolls out new facial recognition technology.

The busy hub is also home to its own police HQ, two fire stations and even a beekeeper.

Heathrow previously had a sale that auctioned off everything from Terminal 1.





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