My Space - Mandeville Place


After naming the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the London Legacy Development Corporation, International Paralympic Committee and British Paralympic Association agreed to commemorate the 2012 Paralympic Games.

The Olympic Park orchard was designed with the Urban Orchard Project to recognise the values and people that made the games a success. Churchman Landscape Architects and Studio Weave worked with disability groups to develop the idea.


London mayor Boris Johnson and gold medallist Jessica-Jane Applegate opened the Mandeville Place orchard on 27 May.

Named after Stoke Mandeville, the birthplace of the Paralympic movement, it contains 55 apple, pear, plum and cherry trees.

New apple variety Paradice Gold combines "para" with "DICE" for the Paralympic values of determination, inspiration, courage and equality. The surrounding pavilion incorporates elements of the Paralympic Wall from the athletes' village.

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