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Talented gardeners at The Royal Parks, keen to show support for Team GB have planted two eye-catching Union Jack flower beds with more than 1000 flowers, in the world famous Avenue Gardens in The Regent's Park.

This summer The Royal Parks is hosting 11 events across six parks, which means athletes from all over the globe will be joining us - from the Triathlon and 10 km Marathon Swimming Competitions in Hyde Park, the Modern Pentathlon and Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian events in Greenwich Park, Cycling Road Race events passing through Richmond Park and Bushy Park and the Beach Volleyball at Horse Guard's Parade Ground in St James's Park.

Mark Bridger, Assistant Park Manager at The Regent's Park and his team decided to plant the exhibit to pay tribute to all the incredible athletes who have worked so hard to be selected for Team GB and also to welcome visitors from far and wide to the park and London 2012.

"The Royal Parks are very proud to be such an important part of the London 2012 Games. The Regent's Park, though not a host venue like some of our sister parks, wanted to reflect this exciting summer. When one of the team, Martin Moore, inspired by Team GB came up with the floral Union Jack design, we went with it."said Mark.

"The red, white and blue display is made up of Lobelias, Salvia, Begonias, Heuchaeras and Verbenas. We are completely behind the team and when the pressure of international competition is over we hope athletes visit the park for some well earned relaxation."


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