FAQs

Superbloom Schools project

Superbloom Schools project

Here's a bountiful bunch of frequently asked questions - and our responses to help your school get into the gardening groove.

  • Is my school eligible?

    All primary, secondary or special schools and units in the UK are eligible to take part.

  • I'm a home educator. Is my home schooling group able to take part?

    Yes, the project is available to all primary, secondary and special school settings.

  • What does it cost to be involved?

    The specially designed seed mix and online resources that we provide are free, but there may be set up costs if your school doesn't have gardening equipment such as compost, sand, watering cans, etc.

  • Where can I sign up?
    We’ve had an amazing response from schools and have now reached our capacity for free school visits to the Superbloom. However, we would love you to still grow along with us next year. 
    Although we won't be able to offer your school a free visit, we can provide the seeds and supporting resources for the project including online teacher training, lesson packs, short films and a ‘how to’ manual, which will be available and free to download from our website in February 2022.
    To put in an application for your seeds, please complete the form. Seeds will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 
  • I've completed the application form. What happens next?

    It's taking us a while to process all the applications. If you have already submitted an application on behalf of your school, then we will be in touch to confirm your place as soon as possible.

  • When will I receive my school's seeds pack?

    Seed packs will be posted to your school from February 2022 onwards which will be great timing for getting your seeds planted in the ground.

  • Do I need to be an expert gardener?

    No gardening experience is required! We will be providing information and resources to support you and your class in creating and growing your superbloom. A willingness to dig in and get a bit dirty when it's time to sow your seeds would be helpful though.

  • When should my school plant our seeds?

    Get that soil prepped and ready for sowing from February 2022 and make sure your seeds are in the ground by March 2022. For optimal flower growth, add water and sunshine!

  • How do I sow my seeds?

    Check out our range of online CPD for teachers and resources for the classroom garden, to help you get on your way. Then get your students to roll up their sleeves and dig in.

  • What seeds will be included in the seed mix?

    We've created a special seed mix that includes:

    Anethum graveolens / Dill

    Atriplex hortensis 'Rubra' / Red Orache

    Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' / Pot Marigold

    Centaurea cyanus 'Blue' / Cornflower Blue

    Centaurea cyanus 'Purple' / Cornflower Purple

    Centaurea cyanus 'Red' / Cornflower

    Centaurea cyanus 'White' / Cornflower

    Chrysanthemum segetum / Corn Marigold 

    Coreopsis tinctoria tall / Tickseed

    Echium vulgare 'Blue Bedder' / Viper's Bugloss

    Eschscholtzia californica 'Single Mixed' / Californian Poppy

    Helipterum roseum, 'Pierrot' / Paper Daisy

    Linaria maroccana 'Fairy Lights' / Fairy ToadFlax

    Linum usitatissimum / Blue Flax

    Papavar rhoeas 'Shirley Hybrids' / Poppy

    Silene armeria 'Electra'/ Catchfly Bright Pink

  • We only have a small garden/window box can we still take part?

    Absolutely, it’s important to us that as many schools across the country take part as possible. If you have a field or just a window sill, everyone is welcome.

    If you don’t use the seeds, feel free to give them away to your pupil’s families, teachers etc.

  • What size area will the seeds cover?

    The approximate coverage for the 12 pack will be 72 square metres. You can use as much or as little as the seed packet as you wish.

  • We have a lot of outdoor space, can we ordering multiple packs of seeds?

    Unfortunately we can only offer one pack per school. But feel free to add more seeds or plants to create expand your garden.

  • I want to book a trip to the Tower

    To book a school visit to the Tower of London, check out How to plan and book a school visit.

  • Can I book my school in for a visit to the Tower moat garden?

    We will have a limited number of places available for schools visits in the summer term 2022. We have not yet opened bookings for these and we will be in touch when it’s time to book.