Olympic Park Gardens are a Natural for Gold : TreeHugger


A meadow planted in the Olympic Park. From treehugger.com.

We’ve talked about the built legacy of the 2012 London Olympics, but there is a natural one as well, as covered in this post by Bonnie Alter. A series of gardens in the park were planted, in true English Garden style, as they would appear in nature. Four gardens depict plants from different parts of the world: Europe, Asia, North America and the Southern Hemisphere. Other gardens were designed as meadows by professors form Sheffield University, including the blue and gold meadows around the stadium known as the “Olympic Gold Meadows.” Some remnants from the areas industrial past are mixed in and create an interesting contrast, while new public art installations are also part of the gardens. It seems like a beautiful park which will be a real asset to the city of London for years to come.

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