The historic royal palace and prison’s moat has been filled with 29 flower species.
Eight years after the hugely popular poppies installation in the Tower of London’s moat, it’s been transformed yet again. To mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, the former palace and prison’s moat has been filled with flowers. This comes decades after the garden display in the moat to mark Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee in 1977.
Superbloom sees the historic moat change from simple grass to a floral landscape designed by Historic Royal Palaces alongside Grant Associates and University of Sheffield’s Professor of Planting Design, Nigel Dunnett. Twenty nine flower species have been planted, selected for their colour and attractiveness to pollinating insects. Alongside the nature display, there is also sculptural elements, a sound installation and a slide from Tower Hill down into the moat. Visitors can make their way around Superbloom by following the winding path, past and through the mini ‘fields’ and sculptures, including Spencer Jenkins’ ‘The Nest’ and Mehrdad Tafreshi’s insect sculptures.
Although Superbloom is on until September 2022, the new landscape will remain in the Tower of London moat as a permanent display.
- Superbloom is on now until 18 September 2022. At the Tower of London, Tower Hill, EC3N 4AB. Nearest station: Tower Hill or Tower Gateway. Tickets (Superbloom only): Adults from £12, Children from £6.60. Combined tickets with the Tower also available. For more information, visit the Tower of London website.