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!

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At the Tower of London we are thrilled to be part of a very unique moment in the Tower’s 1000 year history – never has the moat been so colourful and cheerful – the Superbloom represents a new chapter in how the moat is used and this makes it all the more special. Why not do some research and find out what other interesting and surprising things the moat has been used for in the last 1000 years – thank goodness we are witness to its most joyful moment!

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Superbloom flowers in the moat

Read the Superbloom schools blog

William Hulme's Grammar School Superbloom

By Rajvinder Kaur
William Hulme's Grammar School
Manchester
24 June 2022

The students at William Hulme's Grammar School have produced a blog tracking their Superbloom journey. Let's take a look at what the students have been up to.

Latest from the Tower of London

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

Thank you from the Superbloom Schools team

By Lucie Parkes
Schools Content Manager
8 July 2022

So, here we are standing amid a stunning Superbloom and almost at the end of our wonderful schools’ project. It almost feels quite surreal after all the planning and imagining to actually be in it.

Superbloom Wellbeing Art Challenge

To celebrate the launch of Superbloom at The Tower of London we invited all schools that are officially part of the project to take part in the Wellbeing Art Challenge.

We challenged students to create a group artwork inspired by how gardens play a vital role in supporting nature and wellbeing - the wellbeing of human beings, other species or even the wellbeing of the whole planet.

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NHM iNaturalist app

Before you break up for the Summer why not try out the Natural History Museum's iNaturalist app and join the Museum's fly finding team to discover the surprising diversity and importance of flies.

This is a great way to spot insects in your Superbloom and help out an environmental project operating on a national scale.

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Find your school on the map

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

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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