Turf used at Olympic ceremony is to be given to museum

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WILDFLOWER turf that was used at the Olympic Stadium in London is being donated to a Sussex museum.

The turf was used to produce the greenery and native Brisish flowers which featured in Danny Boyle’s ‘Green and Pleasan Land at the Olympics opening ceremony.

The turf is being presented to the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum at Chichester today (Wednesday).

The donation is thanks to a new initiative between the Hampshire-based organisation, Wildflower Turf Ltd and the Sussex-based Meadows Nectar Networks Initiative.

The wildflowers will help to promote regional biodiversity and sustainability in West Sussex and aims to raise awareness of the importance of recreating ancient pastures and wildflower meadows as nectar-rich wildlife habitats, vital for supporting the UK’s regional natural diversity.

The turf will be laid at the Museum’s 17th century Poplar Cottage and will feature plants and flower types common to the region at that time.