Superbloom Schools project
Here's a bountiful bunch of frequently asked questions - and our responses to help your school get into the gardening groove.
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.
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.
Seed packs will be posted to your school from early March 2022 onwards which will be great timing for getting your seeds planted in the ground.
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.
Get that soil prepped and ready for sowing from February 2022 and make sure your seeds are in the ground by end of March 2022. For optimal flower growth, add water and sunshine!
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.
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
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.
The approximate coverage for the 12 pack will be 72 square feet. You can use as much or as little as the seed packet as you wish.
Unfortunately we can only offer one pack per school. But feel free to add more seeds or plants to create expand your garden.
To book a school visit to the Tower of London, check out How to plan and book a school visit.
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.