Olympic Park Gardening

Sat, Jun 23, 2012

Climate Change, UK Climate Change

In just over a month the 250 acre Olympic Park which is the biggest new urban park in London since the 19th century will literally burst into life.

Some 4,000 trees, 300,000 wetland plants and 10 football sized meadows are set to create a spectacular floral display for the Olympic athletes and visitors to enjoy as well as providing a legacy for the local population to use after the Games.

The exceptionally wet weather in June has given this horticultural delight a huge boost  –  it is all looking very green and healthy. Those in charge of making sure the flowers and plants are in full bloom for the opening ceremony on 27 July said the conditions have been ideal and everything is ready to burst into flower as required. At least this is one good gardening result for 2012!


The BBC have recorded a special Gardeners Question Time from the Olympic Park to be broadcast on Friday 29th June and Sunday 1st July 2012. http://www.london2012.com/news/articles/olympic-park-hosts-bbc-gardeners-question-time-special.html

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