Just as we thought we’d seen the last of the Olympic updates, the park is providing an endless source of news. It seems like it’s only the beginning of a long blossoming life for the wildflower meadows which brightened up the Games last summer, as the largest urban-wildlife park in over 100 years is coming to town.The new space is set to replace that dodgy expanse of concrete outside Westfield Stratford and aims to introduce garden-type scenery to bring some nature to overworked Londoners. The site is huge, 100 hectares to be precise, and will be populated with more than 4,000 trees. What’s more, the team behind it all includes James Corner, the fellow behind trendy New York converted rail track The High Line, which begs the question: which is wilder, London or NYC? Adam Bloodworth
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