Make the most of your extended bank holiday weekend by taking part in something historic.
On 6th February this year, Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to mark 70 years of service to the people of the UK, the Realms and the Commonwealth.
Celebrate this milestone at Superbloom, happening at the Tower of London from the 1st of June until the 18th of September!
20 million seeds. 29 species of flowers. 3 waves of flowers. And a whole lot of festivities.
The Superbloom display will be transforming the Tower of London moat this summer into an evolving sea of colours and scents.
A bit of trivia: in 1977, the moat was used to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s Silver Jubilee with a garden display. This time around, everything will be taken to a grander scale.
Here’s what’s in store for you at Superbloom:
Over 20 million seeds from 29 flower species have been planted in the Tower of London moat for the Platinum Jubilee festivities.
Each of the flower species have been specially selected for their colour and ability to attract pollinating insects.
The Superbloom flower display will attract a diverse variety of pollinators, from bees to butterflies. Plus beetles, wasps and hoverflies.
This will create a new biodiverse habitat in the heart of London.
Discover interesting facts about the Tower of London moat and the developments it has gone through over its nearly 1000 year history.
The Tower’s ‘Superbloom’ is the first stage of installing a natural landscape in the moat in the heart of the City of London.
When the ‘Superbloom’ display concludes in September 2022, the new natural landscape created to support it will remain in the moat as a permanent Jubilee legacy.
The Queen’s Garden
A specially designed ‘Queen’s Garden’ has been created as part of the Tower of London Superbloom by Andrew Grant and James Clarke of Grant Associates, drawing on colourful motifs used by Hartnell.
The coronation gown it is intended to evoke the scalloped tiers of embroidery which feature on the gown’s silk skirt.
12 cast glass forms representing the national emblems are featured in Hartnell’s embroidered design, including the thistle of Scotland, the Australian wattle and Canadian maple leaf rise from the garden.
In the centre, sits a glass crown created by glass artist Max Jacquard. This is a reminder of the Tower of London’s ancient role as home of the Crown Jewels; the sacred regalia used in Her Majesty’s coronation, and those of previous British monarchs.
Get your tickets here to take part in this exceptional and regal event.
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Hope to see you there!
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