Turfgrass Growers' Association wins three-year bid to ensure quality standards at Olympic Park

The Turfgrass Growers' Association has won a three-year campaign to ensure that turf at the Olympic Park is supplied by a member of the organisation.

The tender documents for turf for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) have specified that "the supplier shall be a member of the Turfgrass Growers' Association (TGA), to TGA quality standards".

TGA chief executive Tim Mudge said: "We are pleased that the work we've put in over the past three years has led to the TGA being recognised as the professional body for turf supplies to the Olympic Park project. The turf was specified by the parklands design team after recommendations were made by the TGA... The contractors delivering parklands for the ODA will know that the turf they buy has been grown to meet specific demands of the lawn areas in the park."

Mudge represented the turf industry on the Greening the Games committee alongside Horticulture Week, the HTA, BALI and other industry partners that had pledged support for the campaign for a lasting legacy for UK horticulture.

ODA project sponsor for parklands and public realm John Hopkins said: "We really appreciate the support of the TGA. Contracts are being, or about to be, let for soft landscape supplies and implementation across the park and we want to work with the best."


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