See A World Map Made From 2,000 Flowers

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See A World Map Made From 2,000 Flowers

A map of the world made of 2,000 fresh flowers has been unveiled at Heathrow Airport.

Visitors to Terminal 5 will be able to see the 11ft by 8ft installation, created by artists Larry Walshe, until Saturday (24 September).

Artist Larry Walshe next to his installation.

The map aims to illustrate the perfume-buying trends of passengers who splash out in Heathrow's Duty Free stores, according to the airport's 'global fragrance report'. Heathrow also claims to shift more bottles of perfume than any other location in the UK, with travellers buying upwards of 2.6m bottles each year.

Flowers used in the installation include roses — a favourite scent of Brits, apparently. Lavender and orange blossom represent the US and Mexico, while travellers to India tend to prefer notes of mint and mandarin.

See the installation at Heathrow Terminal 5 until 24 September.

Last Updated 21 September 2016