Line the streets with gold for the Olympic Torch Relay
20th April 2012
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The streets of London aren’t paved with gold as Dick Whittington once thought but local leaders for the London 2012 Olympic torch relay are ensuring the route is lined with gold at least.

Kew Gardens Rotary Club gave out marigold seeds at the recent Richmond Business Expo as part of the Grow for Gold initiative. This project encourages communities along the route to plant the golden flowers, thought to be lucky by the ancient Greeks, so they will be in bloom when the Olympic torch relay comes to town. For Ealing that is on Tuesday 24th July.

Further details can be found in the line the streets guide.

As sunshine and showers prevail during this National Gardening Week (16-22 April) it seems appropriate to get gardening in spite of the hosepipe ban in force in much of southern England.

Kew Gardens have planted the Olympic Rings outside the Orangery for visitors to enjoy and those arriving by air in London Heathrow should see them from the air. Click here to watch the film of the preparations and unveiling with 100 days to go until the opening of London 2012 games.

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