The Olympic Park landscape is the creation of LDA Design and Hargreaves with garden designer Sarah Price and Sheffield University professors Nigel Dunnett and James Hitchmough. Suppliers included Palmstead Nurseries and other firms involved in the Olympic landscapes include Willerby Landscapes, English Landscapes, Gavin Jones and Waterwise Solutions.
Landscape centres on the 2012 Garden by Price, a half mile stretch of beds celebrating centuries of British gardening with 120,000 plants from 250 different species across the world arranged into four temperate regions.
Newly sown riverbank wildflower meadows, designed by Dunnett, form a ribbon of gold around the Olympic Stadium for tomorrow’s Opening Ceremony.
Other features of the wider Olympic Park include 4,000 new 4 to 7m-high semi-mature trees, with more than 2,000 trees including Wild and Bird Cherry, Ash, Hazel, White Willow, Crack Willow, Alder, Aspen, Holm Oak, English Oak, Rowan, Lime, Field Maple, Sweet Gum and Silver Birch.
The opening ceremony is due to start at 9pm tomorrow night, 27 July, and is expected to be watched on TV by about one billion people.