Parkland comes to life at Olympic Games site

The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has issued pictures of the London parkland as it comes to life this spring.

The 100ha of former industrial land has 1,500 trees and thousands of wetlands plants in the wetland bowl in the north of the park are complemented by 15,000sq m of riverside spectator lawns, timber seating, frog ponds, loggeries, woodlands and tree-lined footpaths.

The cherry trees were grown in Hampshire by Hillier and the wetland plants by Salix in Norfolk. Turf in the Olympic Park is from Lincolnshire-based Tillers Turf Company, while Hewitt Sportsturf supplied the stadium.

ODA project sponsor for parklands and public realm John Hopkins said: "The hard work of our landscape designers, contractors and suppliers over the past few years can now be seen as the park turns from brown to green, with flowering meadows and trees providing year round interest for people and wildlife."

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