Tree-mendous effort by Frosts

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People travelling into London’s St Pancras station will be able to see a Frosts creation – in the form of a 13 metre high Christmas tree.

The city-based garden centre was commissioned to do the job by famous luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason to mark the launch of their first new store in more than 300 years.

The 47-year-old tree is 13.1 metres high, weighs 1.5 tonnes and is decorated with 8,000 bulbs, 1,000 metres of ribbon and hundreds of Fortnum and Mason hampers.

All the work was carried out over five consecutive nights, six hours at a time, and with everything tidied away by 5am each day.

Ken White, managing director at Frosts Landscapes, said: “It is considered an honour that Fortnum & Mason entrusted us with this important and very public task.

“The planning was meticulous to ensure we caused as little disruption as possible and the tree was erected in the shortest time to give the public the wow factor.

“The finished tree is stunning for visitors to the capital and for commuters over the Christmas holidays.

“We have built a strong relationship with Fortnum & Mason since 2005 and we have been installing trees since.

“The opening of the St Pancras store is a milestone for the brand as it is their first new store for more than 300 years, making our involvement a particularly poignant one.”