Superbloom Schools

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See what Superbloom Schools are doing around the country.

About the project

We are transforming the Tower of London's iconic moat into a spectacular, flower-filled garden in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee. 

Schools across the UK are joining the celebrations by creating their own Jubilee flower gardens. Make a garden plan with your class then roll up your sleeves and dig in!

Superbloom Schools FAQ

Activity of the week

Spring makes itself known to us through sound as well as vision.

Go into your gardens and close your eyes. What can you hear? Are there birds? Buzzing bees? or maybe other sounds like traffic, children playing or aeroplanes flying above.

Try it again once your flowers bloom and see if it has changed.

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School children gardening in Tower of London moat as for Superbloom schools project

Read the Superbloom schools blog

Steps for success

By Kate Hampshire
Wimbledon Chase Primary School
10 May 2022

Our Gardening Club children are loving the whole Superbloom project and, after looking at pictures of the works in progress at the Tower of London, they have been inspired to recreate some of the features they have seen taking shape in the Tower moat

Latest from the Tower of London

What's happening at the Superbloom in the moat at the Tower?

The Tower moat, looking south, 29th March 2022. Showing a high-angle view of the newly installed Willow Nest sculpture by Spencer Jenkins. Part of the first stage of creating a natural landscape in the moat in preparation for Superbloom 2022. The woven willow nest structure is designed to be a viewing point.

Superbloom is a colourful, vibrant display of flowers filling the Tower Moat from June to September 2022 in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Designed to bring natural beauty to the urban space, Superbloom introduces and will establish a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife. The route takes visitors among the flower displays, including sculptural elements and a sound installation. 

Superbloom was designed by Historic Royal Palaces, working with Grant Associates - Landscape Architect, and University of Sheffield Professor of Planting Design, Nigel Dunnett.

The Nest

By Jake Patel
Superbloom Schools Blog Editor
Video from Blind Crow
10 May 2022

Check out The Nest at The Tower of London.

 

Find your school on the map

1,500 schools across the UK are planting Superblooms this spring. Find your nearest neighbour.

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Learning resources

Discover lesson ideas and videos to get your pupils' minds blooming in the classroom.

Make a Superbloom at your school

Guidance and information for teachers to help you get your garden started.

Teacher guidance and information

All learning resources

Check out our resources to support your wellbeing project, including cross curricular lesson plans for primary, secondary and special schools.

all learning resources
School children gardening in Tower of London moat as for Superbloom schools project

Benefits of school gardening for wellbeing

Nature is good for you - there's plenty of evidence to prove it. Use these resources to support your students in understanding the positive effects of gardening for wellbeing.

More about Superbloom at the Tower of London

In 2022 the Tower of London will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen's Platinum Jubilee by filling the moat with flowers to create a spectacular display.

From June to September the flower display will erupt into new colours and patterns creating a dramatic and engaging experience. Designed to attract pollinators, 'Superbloom' will bring a spectacular natural beauty to the urban space and introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife. It will celebrate the value of nature for our wellbeing, giving people time to slow down, reflect and bask in the simple joy of flowers in bloom.

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