10 comments on 'Olympic rings spectacular unveiled'

Jaki says

30/04/2012 12:05:20 PM | Report abuse

I visited this yesterday when I was at Kew Gardens for a big family event. It was lovely to see such beautiful colours in all the dull weather! I would love to be able to have seen this from the air, but am not likely to be flying this year anyway. I will be back later in the spring to visit Kew again; its been many years and I have once again realised what a beautiful retreat this is in the middle of London. I am planning to create some drawings from the photographs I took yesterday too (though probably not of the Olympic circles).

Kew Feedback Team says

20/04/2012 2:16:16 PM | Report abuse

Thank you for your question Maureen. Kew is not an official sponsor. LOCOG has approached a number of organisations and key iconic locations around the UK about hosting a 'Spectacular.' This week the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew showed its commitment to celebrating London 2012 with the set of floral Olympic Rings and the planting of a Coubertin Oak. In order to build anticipation, LOCOG will be marking a number of milestones in the lead up to the start of the Games in July with various events and announcements. LOCOG are working with various stakeholders to prepare for other Horticultural or Natural Spectaculars across the UK. There will be further Spectacular unveilings in the run up to the Games. Check the LOCOG website for updates http://www.london2012.com/about-us/the-people-delivering-the-games/the-london-organising-committee/

Kath Dymond says

19/04/2012 7:24:02 PM | Report abuse

What a fantastic idea. The rings look superb and are very creative. Just wish I was going on holiday so that I could see them from the air.

David Hoare says

19/04/2012 11:14:05 AM | Report abuse

Admire the skills required to layout the Olympic Rings it looks fantastic We have developed a cutting system for lawns that can create fantastic shapes for Flower Beds and Lawn Borders We can easily create the Olympic Rings on any Lawns and do it quickly and precisely I would love to show the guys at Kew how it works.


18/04/2012 10:51:25 PM | Report abuse

was thrilled to see your brilliant creation.Isaw the BBC news this mornig and wished I could have seen for real! WELL DONE TO ALL CONCERNED IT LOOKS AMAZING HOPE TO SEE IT IN THE SUMMER,

Lamorna says

18/04/2012 10:13:24 PM | Report abuse

I can understand the use of Viola as they are quality plants, flowering over long periods and supplying punches of good colour. However, the aerial shots shown on the news items seem to be rather more than just flowers, so I guess there is an underlying coloured gravel to top up the brightness (or blackness in the case of the Viola 'Black Delight'. Great.

Maureen says

18/04/2012 10:06:11 PM | Report abuse

My understanding is there is extremely strict controls on the use of anything associated with the 2012 Olympics, is Kew Gardens an official sponsor of the games?

Chris Clark says

18/04/2012 9:16:32 PM | Report abuse

Although at ground level the rings do not look as spectacular, they are still a wonderful sight. Many congratulations to all involved in planning and execution.

Heather Berniker says

18/04/2012 3:29:03 PM | Report abuse

For several years in the 60s, I lived in Kew Road and would visit the Gardens every Sunday, going through the turnstile for 1d.!! Even found a plant named after me - Ericacea Aurora! One of my most favourite places in all the world. I hope the Olympics allow many, many visitors to enjoy what I did all those years ago.

SureSet Permeable Paving says

18/04/2012 12:15:29 PM | Report abuse

Kew Gardens you must be so proud of such a visually beautiful design to mark the 100 days until the Olympics. It has been great to be a part of the project and feel the spectrum resin bound glass blends brilliantly within the coloured flowers beds that represent the Olympic rings.