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? Then why not sign up and take part?

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

Participating groups must sign up by 4 January 2022 and you’ll receive your free palette of seeds in February 2022.

Get your free seed palette

Please enter your postcode in the following format FF1 3JJ

Terms and conditions

  1. This offer runs from October 2021 to 4 January 2022. Any applications received after this date cannot be fulfilled.
  2. One seed selection pack per community group, subject to availability.
  3. Offer may be withdrawn or subject to change without notice.
  4. Replacement seed packs will not available.
  5. Historic Royal Palaces are not responsible for distribution or missing seed packs. Contact [email protected] for any questions about seed packs.

Consent to share information

This information will be used for the purposes of administering your seed request. To find out more about how we collect and use personal data, please see Historic Royal Palaces' Privacy policy

In order to administer your seed order, you consent to the following terms:

You agree for Historic Royal Palaces to store and share your contact details and information with our seed provider until 01 May 2022 with the understanding that all contact will only be used to distribute your seed packet and will not be used for marketing purposes.

To find out more about the project or if you have further questions, please email [email protected]

 

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

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

10.30-12.30

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

10.00-16.00

Free (advance booking required)

Visitors in the Piggot Gallery
Tours and talks

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

Wednesday - Friday

Kensington Palace

10.00-16.00

Free (advance booking required)