Superbloom Communities Project

Spread joy in your community by creating your own flower display

Historic Royal Palaces is partnering with local community groups across London in an exciting creative gardening and wellbeing project.

In 2022, the Tower of London will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by transforming the Tower moat into a vibrant, joyful field of flowers. From June to September 2022 the flower display will erupt into new colours and patterns creating a spectacular and dramatic experience. 

'Superbloom' will bring natural beauty to the heart of the city, giving people time to slow down, reflect and bask in the simple joy of flowers in bloom.

Community groups local to the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Kensington Palace are being invited to help us spread this joy across London in this once in a lifetime experience.

Accessible gardening for everyone

Community groups will have the opportunity to create their own mini- superbloom displays in community spaces for everyone to enjoy.

The project is designed to be flexible and will enable groups to shape it around their particular needs and interests, as well as their available space and capacity for creating their displays.

No space is too big, or too small from gardens to window boxes and planters, everyone is invited to get growing.  

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

Join in the celebrations

Are you a community organisation local to Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace or Kensington Palace? 

By joining up you will receive the following for free:

  • A selection of seeds to help you and your group design and plant your own mini-superbloom display.
  • Online resources and guidance, containing gardening top-tips, gardening for well-being resources, facts and fun activities
  • Events and talks including Q&A sessions to help you troubleshoot any gardening issues
  • Visit to the Tower Jubilee Moat in 2022 for you and your group

Our sign up is now closed. You’ll receive your free palette of seeds in March 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Read our FAQs

Online talks

10 March, 13.00 - 14.00: How to maximise your green space with Damien Newman, Thrive.

23 March, 13.00 - 14.00: Garden history at the Tower of London with Head of Historic Buildings curator Jane Spooner.

27 April, 13.00 - 14.00: Activism in the Garden with Tayshan Hayden-Smith, Grow 2 Know

April (TBC), 13.00 - 14.00: Troubleshooting your gardening issues with Damien Newman, Thrive.

11 May, 13.00 – 14.00: Engaging with the Superbloom display with Interpretation Manager Caterina Berni and Community Partnership Producer Jatinder Kailey

All talks take place on MS Teams. Please email us to register your interest.

Register

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.

Find out more

Find out more about the Community Access Scheme

Community group exploring the stores at Hampton Court Palace.
Tours and talks

Explore Hampton Court Palace for free with your local community or adult learning group.

Hampton Court Palace

Free (advance booking required)

Community group leaders from the Community Access Scheme photographed in from of the White Tower
Tours and talks

Explore the Tower of London for free with your local community or adult learning group.

Wednesday - Friday

Tower of London

Free (advance booking required)

A group of people from the Community Access Scheme looking at an object
Tours and talks

Explore Kensington Palace for free with your local community or adult learning group.

Wednesday - Friday

Kensington Palace

Free (advance booking required)