Canary Wharf. Credit: MRW

Superbloom – A walk around the Moat of The Tower of London. A stunning display of flower blooms at The Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen

Cost: £10.00pp – 18 tickets available to be booked by 1st June 2022

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.

 

 

TICKETS:

Please book by 1st June 2022

We have 18 tickets.  To book a ticket, please email:

Email: Visits@theartssocietykensingtonchelsea.com

And at the same time please post a cheque (£10.00pp) made payable to: RBKCDFAS No 2 account

with the reference number:  2022V10 on the reverse.

Please post this to:  G. Craig, 22 Cottesmore Gardens, London W8 5PR.

(we are not subscribed to ticket selling via Eventbrite as we do not have enough traffic to warrant the cost)

Your ticket booking will be confirmed when  payment is received.   We have one group ticket, so we all  enter together.

Please  follow whatever Covid instructions are in place at the time.

Meet by the ticket desk at the Tower  of London at 09.45.  From there we  walk a couple of hundred yards  to The Moat entrance  (see map). The display is all around the Moat.  Allow 1-2 hours.  It does not look as if there are loo facilities within the circuit of The Moat.  There are some after we exit through the gate and near the coffee shop.

  • Meet at 10.00am in front of the building marked  TICKETS
  • We enter as a group  where it reads ENTER HERE for the Moat
  • We exit via the gate on the right of the map, where you see the yellow arrow
  • There is a coffee shop market at the bottom of the map next to EXIT THIS WAY
  • There are no Loo facilities once we are on the course walking around the MOAT



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