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THE 2012 LONDON OLYMPIC PARK

In 2008  my colleague  (Professor Nigel Dunnett) and I were appointed as Planting Design and Horticultural Consultants to the Olympic Park, giving us the opportunity to put into practice on an epic scale many of the ideas we had developed over the previous decade on ecologically based urban vegetation (See  Dunnett and Hitchmough (2004) “The Dynamic Landscape”). Our work started with redefining the planting strategy for the park as the new masterplan was developing, designing most of the parks herbaceous vegetation (approximately 25 ha), and then overseeing establishment and management in the run up to Games and latterly doing the same for the Transformation and Legacy Phase.

NATIVE WILDFLOWER MEADOW INFRASTUCTURE OF THE PARK

LARGE SCALE, REPEATING PATTERN HORTICULTURAL PLANTING

THE OLYMPIC GARDENS