20 Million Flowers will transform the Tower of London for Queen's 2022 Platinum Jubilee
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The Tower of London celebrates the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen with a spectacular, colourful, and vibrant sea of flowers. This spring, more than 20 million seeds will be sown in the iconic moat, transforming it into a carefully designed natural display right in the heart of the City of London.
The spectacular floral display will be in full bloom from June to September, honouring the positive impact of nature on our wellbeing. Called “Superbloom,” its key roles are to attract pollinators, become a new welcoming habitat for wildlife (including insects and seed-eating birds), and bring a dash of biodiverse beauty to the urban space.
While wandering along a weaving path into the centre of the field, in a countryside-like oasis of bees and butterflies, visitors will enjoy specially commissioned sculptural and sound installations that encourage them to slow down and take a moment to reflect and just enjoy everything around them.
Designed by Historic Royal Palaces together with University of Sheffield Professor of Planting Design, Nigel Dunnett and landscape architects Grant Associates “Superbloom” is inspired by the moat’s history: during the 19th century, it was grazing ground for Victorian livestock, and back in the 1970s was turned into a garden display for HM The Queen’s Silver Jubilee.
The best part is that the new natural landscape will remain at the historic tourist attraction as a permanent Jubilee legacy.
You can visit the “Superbloom” display between 📅 1 June and 18 September 2022. 📍 Where: Tower of London moat, London.
🎫 Purchase tickets from here.
🚇 The closest London Underground station is Tower Hill (served by the District and Circle lines).