Passengers boarding their train in London today were greeted with a stunning flower display representing the fuchsia of travel.
The cascade of purple and pink hydrangea, wisteria, and fresh sea lavender lined the walls of the carriage and filled the air with the aroma of fresh spring blossom.
More than 3,000 flowers in total were installed on the 43 seat, 23-meter long carriage.
Heathrow Express commissioned the on-board flower show to celebrate the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which begins today on May 21st.
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 travelers a little taster – and we’re delighted to say the reaction of customers has been blooming marvelous.”
The “flower express” display, which was created by London-based florist 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 while the plants in the luggage racks were held in place by foam.
It took the 8-person team several months to plan and 4 hours to install.
Around 18,000 passengers are expected to use the transfer service today across its 150 journeys.
Train representatives are also handing out free flowers for the passengers to take home.
Jamie Aston said: “We’ve created all manner of flower displays but have never had the chance to create one on board a train.
“We wanted to create something which would bring a smile to passengers’ faces and help them to unwind ahead or following their flight.”
For a chance to win two tickets to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Saturday May 25th, share your snaps of the flower carriage on Twitter or Instagram, tag the @HeathrowExpress account and use the hashtag #FlowerExpress.
The competition closes at midnight on Wednesday May 22nd.
Heathrow Express customers will also have until Wednesday to experience the flower express installation.
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