Friday, July 27, 2012

LET THE GAMES BEGIN! LONDON 2012!!

Another Olympic Games is upon us and with a nation of gardeners playing host to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games, you can expect plantings and flowers all around the venues, important landmarks and, of course, the traditional victory bouquets presented to the athletes who stand up on the podium.

Over 20,000 flowers were precisely planted at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew.


A meadow band of gold was planted on the south end of the Olympic Park.


Wildflowers by the stadium


The Victory Bouquet







I'm sure the bouquet will grow on me as I watch the games, root for my favorite athletes and teams and watch the victory ceremonies.


R



4 comments:

  1. I'm surprised how boring the bouquet is. Is there any significance in the roses chosen? I do like the herbs...looks like rosemary, lavendar, oregano and bay laurel.

    I'll never forget the Sydney Games. They had an awesome bouquet of native flowers. If my memory serves me right, they had Banksias.

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    1. Sydney 2000 was quite the botanical masterpiece, wasn't it! In terms of composition, I did like Beijing and Vancouver's bouquets. Check out this link of past bouquets. Barcelona 1992, WTF?!!

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  2. Thank you for this post! I have not seen any other reports on the landscaping and horticulture that have been going on in association with the games.

    My boyfriend hates the victory bouquets, which he thinks look "cheap and boring" and I have to say I find them rather tame as well. I guess they were going for wholesome and earthy or something of the sorts.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a huge fan of them myself. I've yet to see an athlete even bother to smell them. =(

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