Superbloom at the Tower of London

The City Adventurers recently headed to The Tower of London where the moat is now home to a new floral display created for the Platinum Jubilee. Called Superbloom, it has been planted to produce different colours throughout the summer. 

Superbloom officially ends in September 2022. However, Historic Royal Palaces’ intend to retain the natural landscape in the moat as a permanent Jubilee legacy.

We entered via the fully accessible visitor entrance, before one of us tried out the four lane Superbloom Slide. Then we meandered along the pathways that weaved in and out of the display.

Ian on Tower of London slide
Ian on Tower of London slide

Over 20 million seeds have been sown in the moat creating a beautiful naturalistic landscape that is designed to attract pollinators. The walking route, along winding willow-lined paths, is set to a specially commissioned soundscape by composer Erland Cooper with sculptural elements including ‘The Nest’ designed, built and woven by Spencer Jenkins and metal insect sculptures by Mehrdad Tafreshi.

dragon flies at tower moat
Dragon flies at tower moat

Just outside the Superbloom trail we discovered The Queen’s Garden. This garden is designed to be viewed from above. With flowers inspired by Her Majestey’s 1953 coronation gown, it includes a glass crown as a reminder that the Tower is home to the Crown Jewels.

Queens Garden
Queens Garden

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