London 2012 Olympics: Ceremonial Flowers

The 2012 Summer Olympics is well under way.  Besides watching the athletes compete, fans can also look forward to the Victory Ceremonies for the medal winners. Along with the medal, the winning athlete also receives a ceremonial bouquet. Over 4000 floral bouquets will be presented over the course of the Games. The victory bouquet was designed by Jane Packer, an internationally renowned UK florist.  The flower choices represent the vibrancy of the Games. The four sections of the bouquet hold a different variety of rose, an iconic British flower. As well, the bouquet is divided with traditional herbs including mint, rosemary, English lavender and wheat. Needless to say, all the flowers and herbs were grown in England.

london 2012 ceremonial flowers

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You can read more about London’s Olympic blooms here.

For more information about the games, visit:

About Lesley Lowry

I love flowers! I enjoy growing them, learning about them and I love creating bouquets of freshly cut flowers. In our climate where it's winter most of the time, the growing season is way too short, so I have started this blog to get my fix all winter! I encourage you to post regularly on this blog, especially if you're lucky enough to live in a warm climate and can grow flowers all year long. I intend to post a lot of interesting facts and fun stuff about flowers, as well as info on many varieties of flowers.
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