The medieval moat that surrounds the Tower of London will be planted with 20 million seeds – to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. As summer progresses, these seeds will grow into thousands of colourful flowers, also known as Superbloom.
From the 1st June to the 18th September, Superbloom will attract both human and insect admirers, to increase biodiversity. Individuals will be able to wander the weaving paths, and appreciate the floral spectacle. The moat will also include a specially-commissioned soundscape and sculptural elements.
Before seeing Superbloom, you have the chance to make quite the dramatic entrance with a special slide, made from repurposed materials and four planter-lined lanes.
However, this is not the only time the Tower of London has embraced flower power. The spectacle is similar to the 800,000 ceramic poppies that were planted in the Tower of London in 2014.
Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for kids, however you can also see Superbloom for free via the public view path. Although you won’t be able to walk in the meadow itself, you can admire the view from afar.