World’s Largest Hanging Flower Basket

January 3, 2011 by


Photo: Ken Lennox

Towering 25 ft above the ground, a 20 x 10ft flower basket known as ‘The Hanging Gardens of Paddington’, contains over 100 different varieties of plants and flowers, including orchids, roses, ivy, daisies, gerberas, ferns, conifers and moss.



Photo: the Mischief Group

The world’s largest hanging basket weighs more than ¼ ton and took a team of designers, engineers and gardeners more than three weeks to assemble and eight hours to hoist up to it’s spot in front of The Hotel Indigo, where it was created to celebrate the Paddington hotel’s opening.


Photo: Ken Lennox

The Hotel Indigo plans to change the plants with the seasons. Karin Nielsen, hotel spokesperson, commented: “Our 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.”


Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Photo by Juan Digital

11 Comments »

  1. Barbara said:

    Seeing construction workers tuck in the plants is priceless.

    — January 4, 2011 @ 13:08

  2. Annie Haven said:

    Oh, what a wonderful post…How I would love to be the official tea for that container garden : ) I love the creative inspiration you bring into my world each day Annie

    — January 4, 2011 @ 13:17

  3. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Hey Annie, you might then have to consider creating 10 lb tea bags! And tea is popular in England…

    — January 4, 2011 @ 15:09

  4. Barbara said:

    Robin – I love Annie’s tea! She’s helping me get 10lb tea bags for fertilizing our developments’ containers here in Tennessee.
    Can I use your pictures for my 365 Days of Container Gardening blog? this is awesome!

    — January 4, 2011 @ 22:12

  5. Robin Plaskoff Horton said:

    Sure Barbara! I’d like to hear more about your development project!

    — January 5, 2011 @ 14:18

  6. Victoria said:

    Wow! love your blog….can’t wait to come back and see more.

    Victoria, Bellingham, WA

    — January 6, 2011 @ 23:26

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