Olympic Planting

Dear All


As many of you may know the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG) have tight control over how the Games will look – including use of the Olympic logo, advertising along or close to the route and also how the route is dressed. Mole Valley District Council together with Surrey County Council and LOCOG are already thinking about this last aspect and have received printed guidance from LOCOG on the issue of route dressing. In it, there is guidance and ideas on planting for next year – how to get the right colours and which plants will do that so that any planting along the route is in line with the Olympic colours.

As it is the time of year when many gardeners are making plans for next year, it seems appropriate to forward this guidance now. Naturally it is most relevant to those of you who are on or near the Olympic Road Race route but I hope you will bear with me on this mass email.


I hope that this guidance is useful. It contains ideas on the relevant plants that will bring the right colours to your displays but they are not prescriptive and you may choose to use different plants. I would be most grateful if you could forward this on to any relevant clubs or associations that you may know of too.


Kind regards




Louise Bircher
Customer Service and Communications Manager

Mole Valley District Council

Posted in Olympics.