Superbloom

A stunning display of flower blooms at the Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

A stunning display of flower blooms at the Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

When

01 June to 18 September 2022


Where

Tower moat


How to see Superbloom

There are different ticket options for visiting Superbloom and all tickets are only available to buy via the See Tickets website

  • Superbloom Moat and Tower of London ticket 
  • Superbloom Moat only ticket 
  • Public Viewing Path ticket 
  • Members tickets 

Separate ticket

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Come and celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen at the Tower of London, where a spectacular, colourful, vibrant field of flowers will fill and transform the Tower’s moat.

In spring 2022, over 20 million seeds will be sown in the moat from carefully designed seed mixes. 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.

Visitors can wander along a weaving path into the centre of the flowers. A specially commissioned sound installation and sculptural elements will draw visitors in and make you feel at home amongst the bees and butterflies. Take a moment to slow down and experience the nature that surrounds you.

Transforming the moat

The Tower’s ‘Superbloom’ is the first stage of a permanent transformation of the moat into a new natural landscape in the heart of the City of London.

It will see the moat – dug and filled with water in the 13th century to defend the famous fortress – become a welcoming new habitat and a green haven for pollinators, insects and seed-eating birds.

In the 19th century, the moat was drained and grassed-over and used as a grazing ground for Victorian livestock, and even as allotments during the Second World War.  In 1977, the moat was used to mark HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee with a garden display.  The new moat landscape will take inspiration from this long history, bringing diversity of nature back to the Tower’s urban landscape and be the setting for the Tower’s Jubilee tribute.

The scheme has been designed by Historic Royal Palaces, working with landscape architects Grant Associates and University of Sheffield Professor of Planting Design, Nigel Dunnett – both of whom have extensive expertise in urban horticulture and landscape design. When the ‘Superbloom’ display ends in September 2022, the new natural landscape created to support it will remain in the moat as a permanent Jubilee legacy.

Superbloom tickets

There are different ticket options for visiting Superbloom and all tickets are only available to buy via the See Tickets website,our ticketing partner for this event.

  • Superbloom Moat and Tower of London ticket - enjoy walking through the Superbloom and exploring the iconic Tower of London  
  • Superbloom Moat only ticket - experience the sights and smells of the Superbloom flower field close-up with an immersive walk through the moat display.
  • Public Viewing Path ticket - view the Superbloom display from the Public Viewing Path with a free of charge Public Viewing Path ticket.
  • Members tickets  - Discounted entry to Superbloom and free entry to the Tower of London. 

Member tickets and booking

You will be invited to enter your membership number when booking. You will then have access to select member discounted tickets.

Please note:
 Member tickets are only valid when with your valid, up to date membership card, so please have both your tickets and your membership card ready to present to our staff on arrival.
• Member discount will correlate to the membership type, for example a joint membership will entitle you to 2 member tickets.

FAQs

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Our supporters

Superbloom is generously supported by

Platinum Partners
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Rothschild & Co
Schroders

Donors
The American Friends of Historic Royal Palaces, Inc
The Hiscox Foundation
and others who wish to remain anonymous

City of London Livery Companies
The Grocers' Company
The Drapers' Company
The Fishmongers' Company
The Goldsmiths' Company
The Merchant Taylors' Company
The Clothworkers' Company
The Airpilots' Company
The Actuaries' Company

Superbloom Schools

Find out how schools can take part in Superbloom.

Superbloom Schools

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We are currently recruiting volunteers for Superbloom at the Tower of London in 2022.

To find out more, please register using the sign up form.

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