Ready, Set, GROW!
31st May 2022
... Comments

Ready, set, grow! Acton CEVC Primary School grow their own ‘Superbloom’ garden as part of Tower of London’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations


Acton CEVC Primary School, near Sudbury in Suffolk, has joined nearly 1,500 schools from across the country taking part in a national celebration of the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen this summer, by growing their own Jubilee Garden.


Taking inspiration and tips from the experts who have grown the ‘Superbloom’ at the Tower of London, pupils at Acton CEVC Primary School have designed their own garden, learning about the positive benefits of nature for our wellbeing and environment at the same time.


‘Superbloom’ at the Tower of London will see the moat encircled by millions of flowers this summer to mark the Platinum Jubilee. With a planting scheme designed to attract bees, pollinators and seed-eating birds, the display will provide a biodiverse space to support wildlife.


In recognition of its efforts, the school has received a personal letter from Peter McGowran, the Chief Yeoman Warder at Her Majesty’s Palace and Fortress the Tower of London, praising everyone’s efforts in creating “a wonderful sight” in bringing their own Jubilee Garden and Superbloom to Suffolk.


As part of a major schools’ initiative led by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP), participating schools were provided with individual seed packets containing some of the flowers used in the Tower mix, allowing them to design and curate their own gardens and “grow along” with the ‘Superbloom’. The seed mixes feature different varieties of familiar wildflowers, including red Poppies, yellow Corn Marigolds, and blue Cornflowers.


Acton CEVC Primary School has taken a tired area of playground and created new flower beds and planters from donated pallets and recycled wood, rejuvenated tables, benches and trellis painted in the Platinum Jubilee colours, and made themed Tower of London ‘Beefeater’ displays and a map of London. Donations have kindly been provided by Moles Seeds, B&Q Sudbury, Brewers Decorator Centre, Huws Gray Ridgeons, the Sudbury Community Wardens and many members of the local Acton community.


Mr Jonathan Gray, Headteacher at Acton CEVC Primary School said, “Our Jubilee Garden is really a labour of love. Led by Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) Mrs Trudy Fisher and Friends of Acton School (FOAS), the children have all really enjoyed rolling up their sleeves and helping with planting, painting and seed sowing. We’ve also been overwhelmed by the generosity of our local community with their kind donations, creativity and time in bringing the vision of our Jubilee Garden to life.  


“It’s taken an area of our grounds that was previously under-utilised and has created somewhere everyone can really enjoy.  We are all excited to see everything flourish and look forward to formally unveiling our Superbloom Jubilee Garden as part of our summer fair on 8th July.” 


For more information, visit or telephone 01787 377089.

About the Author

Penny W

Member since: 17th March 2014

Hello! I'm Penny from thebestof Sudbury, shouting about the best local businesses from Hadleigh through the Clare. When I'm not doing that, you'll find me knitting socks or tending to my 6 chickens

Popular Categories