The London Olympic Park Gardens

We were lucky enough to get tickets for the Olympics BMX competition and I was equally excited to be able to see the much talked of gardens in the Olympic park in all their perfectly timed glory.

As mentioned in my post on Friday, I was ill, so we didn’t do a proper park tour but shown here are the lovely parts of the park that we did see.

 

Friday Scout: Nature inspiration

Hooray for Friday, it has been a long week.  There is finally a really great atmosphere in London (whinging has subsided significantly!).  I watched the Olympic torch go past Farringdon Road yesterday on my way into the office and the crowds were immense: loads of cheering office workers in great humour. To be honest, my favourite thing about the whole experience was the crowd cheering on normal cyclists making their way into work!  I managed to get tickets to the BMX and I am really excited to see the landscaping and wildflowers at the Olympic park.  This weekend we might visit Chelsea Physic Garden before we try the journey to Putney to watch the road race.  Hm, wish us luck!

Every Friday I share the best outdoorsy blog posts for your distraction and pleasure.  Here you go:

Amazing wedding in Berlin’s Botanical Gardens featuring some stunning images of the couple in the glasshouse

A summer camping trip on Junkaholique

Leading the Search for a Self-Reliant Bloom

Paul and Amy Hamilton’s wonderful home

You can now purchase British grown wasabi from The Wasabi Company

And, i’ve just discovered Sarah Raven’s youtube channel!  There are only two videos up at the moment, but the oast garden tour is well worth a watch.