Wild Flower Meadows and The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, East London, Olympic Games, London 2012, 5 August. [Part 2] A collection of colour photographs [Parts 1 and 2] of the Wild Flower Meadows and the ArcelorMittal Orbit in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London, 5 August 2012.
Wild Flower Meadows
London's commitment to deliver its first sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games is shown not only by The ArcelorMittal orbit visitor attraction but also because, "In the space of just a few years, a predominantly neglected industrial area has been completely transformed as we cleaned and reshaped the land before planting thousands of trees and plants.” Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority.
Blooming by 27 July 2012 to coincide with the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games at Stratford and as part of the area’s regeneration with high biodiversity value, a vibrant combination of tickseed, bee-friendly cornflower, corn marigold, star of the veldt from South Africa, Californian poppy and plains coreopsis, changing in colour from yellow and blue in July to gold in August gave a golden hue around the Olympic Stadium in east London.