Olympic Park to Host BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Garden for the Games Special

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The London 2012 Organising Committee and BBC have announced the BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Garden for the Games special which will give a group of listeners the chance for an exclusive preview of the Olympic Park gardens with the experts that have created them.

(PRWEB) May 26, 2012

The London 2012 Organising Committee and BBC have announced the BBC Gardeners’ Question Time Garden for the Games special which will give a group of listeners the chance for an exclusive preview of the Olympic Park gardens with the experts that have created them.

New gardens, wildflower meadows, lawns and wetlands in the Olympic Park are being skilfully prepared to be at their absolute best this summer to provide the colourful setting for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The limited tickets to the live recording, which will take place in the Aquatics Centre on the 14 June, are available to BBC Gardeners’ Question Time listeners and people across the country that are getting together with their friends and neighbours to Garden for the Games and bring the colour of London 2012 to their area. They will be joined in the audience by selected gardening groups from the Olympic Park host boroughs and the Olympic Park gardeners.

Guests will also have the opportunity to tour the 2012 Garden, a half mile stretch of gardens with planting designed by recent Chelsea gold medal winner Sarah Price. The Garden celebrates centuries of British passion for gardening, with 120,000 plants from 250 different species across the world arranged into four temperate regions: Europe, Americas, Asia and the Southern Hemisphere.

The newly sown riverbank wildflower meadows, designed by Nigel Dunnett from the University of Sheffield to form a ribbon of gold around the Olympic Stadium for the Opening Ceremony, will also be starting to bloom.

Details of how to apply for tickets are available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/features/gardeners-question-time/gqt-olympics/

More information on Garden for the Games is available at:
http://www.london2012.com/join-in/local-leaders/index.html

LOCOG Chairman Seb Coe said: 'The new meadows, gardens, wetlands, woods and lawns in the Olympic Park will be enjoyed by millions of spectators and TV viewers during the Games and for generations to come. Gardeners’ Question Time have followed the experts creating this parklands and this Garden for the Games special is a great opportunity to bring listeners into the park along with people across the UK that are using the Games as an inspiration to brighten up their area.'