Dive into London 2012 ... in Ripon

The display in the Spa Gardens in Ripon.
The display in the Spa Gardens in Ripon.
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A garden display celebrating the London 2012 Olympics has been turning heads at Ripon’s Spa Gardens.

The garden – called ‘Dive into 2012’ and commissioned by Harrogate Borough Council – includes a swimming pool scene with a diver leaping from a board in front of a cheering crowd. The carpet bedding banner and hoarding behind the pool depicts a cheering crowd, while the podium awaits the winning competitors.

The garden was first exhibited at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show before it was dismantled and rebuilt in the Spa Gardens for visitors and local people to enjoy over the summer months.