Olympic Delivery Authority launches free London 2012 Gardens app

The Olympic Delivery Authoirty has launched a new free London 2012 Gardens app that provides a guide to the gardens in the Olympic Park.

The app - which is supported by a mobile-optimised website - allows Paralympic spectators to explore the gardens before an event or tour the gardens virtually from home.

The app enables users to:

- travel through each climatic zone – Europe, North America, Southern Hemisphere and Asia - by exploring the stories behind a variety of rare, international plants

- listen to exclusive audio interviews with the garden designers describing their inspirations and how the gardens enhance biodiversity

- learn how to create your own 2012 garden

- send greetings postcards to your friends via email with photos and plant information

- look at a presentation tracing the design and construction of the gardens

The app can be downloaded from the Apple Store here, and the Android Store here.

Discussions are ongoing with the London Legacy Development Corporation about  expanding upon the app so that it can be used as a park-wide educational tool after the Games.

ODA and LLDC park project sponsor Phil Askew said: "This new app is a great way to explore the 2012 Gardens. A huge amount of trouble has been taken to ensure that these gardens will form a suitably spectacular backdrop for the Games and the permanent Legacy Park and if you download this app you will be able to fully appreciate them."

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