Largest Hanging Basket
Weighing in at more than a quarter of a ton, the world's largest hanging
basket is certainly going to require a lot of watering.The giant
eye-catching floral spectacular measures 20ft by 10ft and took a massive
EIGHT hours to winch into position.It contains over 100 different varieties
of plants and flowers and has become the focal point of the £125-a-night
Hotel Indigo, a new boutique hotel in Paddington.
The creation, which has been wittily dubbed 'The Hanging Gardens of
Paddington', was erected to mark the opening of the plush hotel and took
designers, engineers and gardeners over three weeks to create.Among
the wide range of floral offerings on display are orchids, rose, daisies,
ferns and conifers.The basket hangs 25ft from the ground of the hotel,
which is the chain's first outside North America.
Spokesman Karin Nielsen said: 'Our new hotel is all about unique design,
bold colours and seasonal changes, so what better way to mark its arrival
in the UK than by creating the world's largest hanging basket?'We've
taken our inspiration from the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the
seven wonders of the world, and hope that our hanging garden will
become a wonder of London.'