1. Claire McGlasson

Three months of pampering produces massive water lily

After three months of painstaking pampering by experts, a giant water lily is taking pride of place at Cambridge University's Botanic Garden.

The Victoria Cruziana was named after Queen Victoria, when it was brought to this country from South America.

This tropical giant is now on show in all its splendour.

Click below to watch remarkable time-lapse footage of the lily growing