Ahead of Chelsea Flower Show next week, TV gardener Charlie Dimmock today joined (Ground) forces with low-cost airline and holiday company Monarch to cheer up commuters with a giant floral plane at London Victoria Station.
The ex-Ground Force favourite and current presenter of BBC’s Garden Rescue unveiled the vibrant plane measuring nearly 15-foot-long and 15 foot-wide and covered in 10,000 flowers native to Monarch’s new flight and holiday destinations. The blooms included honeysuckle from in Stockholm, Sweden, sunflowers from Porto, Portugal, lavender from the fields of Zagreb, Croatia, and red carnations – Spain’s national flower – from Valencia. The floral work of art took a staggering 207 hours to create, with each of the 10,000 flowers being delicately attached by hand.
Monarch’s Floral Plane is also jetting off to Birmingham New Street station this Friday (19th May) to put more smiles on the faces of the public.