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The Moat in Bloom

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of millions of wildflowers

Immerse yourself in the sights and smells of millions of wildflowers

Experience the Tower of London Moat from a fresh perspective this summer as this unique and historic space blooms into life once more. Walk amongst the plants and flowers in this unique green space as it evolves into a beautiful biodiverse landscape over a number of years, and enjoy seeing many different pollinators visiting the moat to forage.

From lawn to Superbloom

In summer 2022, to mark the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, the moat transformed from a barren, flat lawn into a haven for bees, butterflies and other pollinators in the heart of the city. The moat was filled with wildflowers, grown from 20 million seeds.

But Superbloom was not just a spectacle for 2022. It was the first year of a permanent transformation of the Tower Moat into a beautiful naturalistic landscape.

When

23 May - 09 September 2024


Ticketing information

Access to the Tower Moat is included in your admission ticket from 23 May to 09 September.


Included in palace admission (members go free)

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An evolving biodiverse landscape in the heart of London

Over the next few years, the Tower Moat will evolve into a permanent biodiverse landscape with different habitats providing different species with a home. We’ll make this change slowly to create a beautiful echo of Superbloom in the most sustainable way possible.

As a visitor to the Tower of London, you'll be able to walk among this changing green space as part of your visit to the Tower, experiencing its evolution up-close. Access to the moat will be included in your Tower ticket between May and September.

This unique space will remain as a legacy of Superbloom and Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee, bringing colour and life to this urban neighbourhood for the benefit of the communities of the Tower of London, London and our future visitors.

Flowers and other planting in the the Tower Moat for The Moat in Bloom, May 2023
Flowers and other planting in the the Tower Moat for The Moat in Bloom, May 2023

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Flowers and other planting in the the Tower Moat for The Moat in Bloom, May 2023
Flowers and other planting in the the Tower Moat for The Moat in Bloom, May 2023

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