Emirates Airline and Dubai Miracle Garden (located in the UAE) have collaborated to create the world’s largest floral installation. When the floral installation is in full bloom, the A380 structure will have an unprecedented total stem count of 5 million flowers and will weigh over 100 tonnes. For the aircraft enthusiasts among you, the take-off weight of an actual A380 is 575 tonnes.
The aircraft structure was built using recycled materials and includes moving engine fan blades and other significant features that replicate an original Emirates A380.
The flowers and plants used to create the A380 floral installation the ‘living’ were sustainably grown and harvested over a four-month period in nurseries located in the Dubai Miracle Garden. Seven varieties of flowers were used, including petunias, Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides), marigolds (Tagetes), snapdragons (Antirrhinum), violas, geraniums (Pelargonium) and gaillardias (Gaillardia aristata). Over 9,000 flowers and plants were used to create the Emirates logo and 100,000 blossoms formed the enormous wings, which reach over 80.27 metres wide.