The Olympic Victory bouquet is 100 percent homegrown.
As each Olympic medalist stands on the podium during the 2012 games, he or she holds a special bouquet designed just for the occasion. UK florist Susan Lapworth was behind the arrangement, creating a fitting bouquet that represents the energy and vibrancy of the games.
The bouquets are divided into four sections to resemble the block logo of the 2012 games. Each section of the bouquet holds a different rose: Illios (yellow), Marie Claire (orange), Wimbledon (green) and Aqua (pink). The sections are bordered with flora found in a traditional English kitchen: apple mint, rosemary, English lavender and wheat. The result is a fragrant bouquet straight from the English countryside, with all the elements grown in the UK and assembled by local people.
The flowers were grown in just three greenhouses in England just for the games. In all, local businesses and college students made 4,400 bouquets seen worldwide on the Olympic stage.
After the games, the rose bushes will be for sale to the public, allowing UK residents to take home a piece of the ceremonies.