Photography for Historic Royal Palaces - Preparing for Superbloom at The Tower of London

January 14, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

Towards the end of last year I was commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces to photograph a day of workshops with teachers whose schools will be taking part in Superbloom - 'A stunning display of flower blooms at The Tower of London celebrating the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen'.

 

In spring, over 20 million seeds will be sown in the moat at The Tower of London from carefully designed seed mixes, and from June to September those seeds will bloom into a dramatic display of colours and patterns, which visitors will be able to wander through along a weaving path to the centre. At the same time, schools across the nation will be planting the same seed mix, so communities can enjoy creating and experiencing new biodiverse habitats to attract wildlife and be in harmony with The Tower.

 

My assignment was to document the early stages of the project, as teachers came together with fantastic team at The Tower and Thrive, the gardening for health charity, to learn about school gardening for wellbeing, share ideas and start to plan how they will approach the project.

It was so lovely hear about this really wonderful project, capture the interest and fun of the day, hear inspiring stories about how gardens have made a huge difference in education and communities, the enthusiasm and generosity of everyone involved and I can't wait to see how it all comes to life this spring!
 

I've shared a few images below and encourage you to visit the Superbloom website find out more about what they have planned and to book tickets to visit!

 

Photograph of teachers walking towards the camera talking, along a path at the Tower of London, with Tower Bridge visible to the left, trees behind and buildings to the right.Tower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Photograph of teachers chatting and smiling at the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Photograph of teachers looking into the moat from a bridge at an entrance to the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Photograph of teachers chatting and smiling at the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Teachers listening to a Beefeater speak at the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. A teacher leaning to write on a large piece of paper during group activities at a creative training day at the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. A speaker from Thrive talks to a table of teachers at a creative training day at the Tower of London. The screen behind shows an orange flower and text saying 'The wondrous opportunities of nature'Tower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Two teachers smiling participating in group events at Tower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. A teacher writes on a large piece of paper during group activities at a creative training day at the Tower of London, with other teachers at the table and standing behind discussing.Tower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. A teacher smiles and leans on a hand, speaking with another teacher out of focus in the foreground, and a Tower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. Teachers listening to a Beefeater speak at the Tower of LondonTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces. A teacher poses with a Beefeater for a photograph, taken by another teacher holding a phone in the foregroundTower of London Creative Training DayTower of London Creative Training Day for teachers, part of Superbloom. Photograph by Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces.
Find out more about Superbloom: www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/whats-on/superbloom-at-the-tower-of-london/

All images © Jayne Lloyd for Historic Royal Palaces
 


 

Hi, I'm Jayne Lloyd, a professional photographer based in Essex, UK. If you would like to speak to me about working together please don't hesitate to get in touch. I work with many museums and galleries as I have experience and understanding of their unique requirements and offer a full range from reportage to installation photography.


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