Superbloom Communities Project FAQs

  • Is my community group eligible?

    Community groups that are part of Historic Royal Palace’s Community Access Scheme are eligible to take part.

  • What does it cost to be involved?

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

  • When will my group receive the seed pack?

    Seed packs will be posted to you 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 group in creating and growing your mini-superbloom. A willingness to dig in and get a bit dirty when it comes time to plant your seeds would be helpful though.

  • When should my group sow 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 resources to help you get on your way. Then get your group to roll up their sleeves and dig in.

  • Can my group visit the Superbloom display?

    Yes, groups that are part of the Community Access Scheme will be able to have a free visit between May – September 2022

  • We have no green space - can we still take part?

    Absolutely, it’s important to us that as many groups in our Community Access Scheme network take part as possible. If you have a green space or just a windowsill, everyone is welcome. If you don’t use the seeds, feel free to give them away to your service members to utilise in their own homes.

  • 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 big outdoor space - can we have multiple packs of seeds?

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

  • What will the seed mix be?

    We're creating our special seed palette and will share details of the exact mix soon. Below is an indicative list of flower varieties that could feature.

    Agrostemma 'Milas'

    Ammi majus: Bishop's Flower

    Atriplex hortensis 'Rubra': Red Orache

    Calendula officinalis 'Indian Prince' Pot Marigold

    Centaurea cyanus: Cornflower

    Centaurea cyanus: Cornflower 'Classic Fantastic'

    Centaurea cyanus 'Black Ball'

    Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Polar Star'

    Chrysanthemum segetum 'Eastern Star'

    Convolvulus tricolor Blue

    Coreopsis tinctoria 'Tall mixed': Tickseed.

    Coreopsis tinctoria 'Dwarf Mixed'

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Sensation Mixed': Cosmos

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Purity'

    Cosmos bipinnatus 'Dazzler'

    Delphinium ajacis 'Blue'

    Dimorphotheca sinuata 'mixed': Star of the Veldt.

    Eschscholzia californica: Californian Poppy

    Eschscholzia californica: 'Purple Gleam'

    Gypsophila elegans 'Covent Garden'

    Linaria macroccana: Fairy Toadflax

    Linum grandiflorum ‘'Rubrum': Red Flax

    Nigella damascena 'Miss Jekyll' Blue

    Papavar rhoeas hybrids: Shirley Poppy

    Papavar rhoeas 'Amazing Grey'

    Papavar rhoeas 'Bridal Wreath'

    Papavar somniferum 'Lauren's Grape'

    Papavar somniferum 'Sissinghurst White'

    Phaecelia tanacetifolia: Purple Tansy

    Viscaria oculata: Viscaria

Find out more about the Community Access Scheme

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)

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)

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)