Wednesday, 07 March 2012

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http://www.london2012.com/get-involved/local-leaders/garden-for-the-games/

 

Ready, steady, grow. Garden for the Games this spring and bring your neighbourhood together with Games inspired gardening ideas.
Run window boxes down your street in red, white and blue. Cheer on a visiting nation with hanging baskets in their colours, or grow a bee friendly meadow like the one in the Olympic Park. We’ve got plenty of green-fingered ideas to help you and your community get your gardens, streets and local spaces ready for the London 2012 Games.
This film from the Olympic Park with Head Gardener Des and Olympic Triple Jump gold medallist Jonathan Edwards explains more.

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Plant flowers

Plant flowers

Let's get our gardens in shape for the summer of 2012. With hints and tips from our expert gardeners you and your friends can get together an amazing display.

Plant veggies (pdf)

Plant veggies

Eat your greens! And your blues and your yellows... Grow your own, and add some fun to meal times with delicious veg inspired by the London 2012 colours.

Plant a meadow

Olympic Park meadow

Want to grow an ecological haven for local wildlife? Try recreating the wild flower meadow of the Olympic Stadium within your own garden or local playground.

Planting for kids (pdf)

Mascots

Kids can Garden for the Games too. For a fun and easy way to get them involved, check out our mascot cress-heads. You can even eat the results of your hard work!

Event poster (pdf)

Gardening poster

Use this poster to help you invite people to your Garden for the Games event. Simply insert your details in the spaces provided.

Local Leaders getting started

Local Leaders gardening

Looking for some inspiration? Find out how our Local Leaders from around the UK are beginning to Garden for the Games.

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