Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square Partners with Designer of the Tower of London’s Superbloom

June 6, 2022,
London at Ten Trinity Square

Direct neighbour to the Tower of London, Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square partners with the Tower’s visionary designer Nigel Dunnett, horticultural designer for the Superbloom at the Tower to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen.

This summer the Tower’s moat is bursting with spectacular, colourful, vibrant fields of wild flowers, designed to attract pollinators. The Superbloom will bring natural beauty to the urban space in the heart of The City of London, as well as introduce a new biodiverse habitat for wildlife. Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square teamed up with Nigel Dunnett and talented landscape designer Alexandra Noble to create a mini bloom outside the Grade II* listed building, which this year celebrates its centenary.

Drawing inspiration from the flora in bloom over summer and at the Tower, Hotel guests and those who walk by can see a meadow-inspired garden outside the grand entrance of the Hotel, which continues throughout the building, including the lobby and into the spacious Rotunda Bar & Lounge where the inspired Wild Garden cocktail and Superbloom Tea is served. Guests will feel at one with the nature amid the meadow of wild flowers and floral scent that fills the air, offering a moment of peace, to slow down and escape the hustle and bustle of city life.

The scheme has been designed by lead designer and lead design consultant, and University of Sheffield Professor of Planting Design, Nigel Dunnett and Alexandra Noble, design specialist, whose work exhibited at RHS Chelsea Flower Show and Chelsea in Bloom to name a few. “This ephemeral garden outside Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square has hundreds of ornamental grasses and perennials woven through a series of Himalayan and river birches. Multi-stem shrub forms of flowering dogwood, black elder and coyote willow add to the sense of verdant immersion,” Alexandra Noble comments.

Nigel Dunnett commented on the partnership: “'We wanted to create a beautifully designed meadow at the Hotel, offering a sense of calming nature to an urban busy part of London, creating an immersive, sensory experience from the outside that carried on throughout the Hotel into the lobby and bar area. We needed it to feel like an extension of what we created at the Tower and for it to be a journey, bridging together the two historic buildings that both share a wealth of history.”

General Manager Marie Laure Fleury of Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square says, “We are incredibly excited to be taking part in a once-in-a-generation event such as the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations and are absolutely delighted to have worked alongside Historic Royal Palaces as well as celebrated landscape designers Nigel Dunnett and Alexandra Noble to mark such a momentous occasion in British history. This is a particularly special year for us, too, as we celebrate an important milestone of our own as our beautiful Grade-II* listed building turns 100 years old. Our privileged location just across from the iconic Tower of London will allow our guests to enjoy unparalleled views of the Superbloom installation, as well as an opportunity to experience our Mini Bloom offering.”

The Hotel alongside Nigel and Alexandra are also working alongside award-winning landscapers Landform, who are also working with Nigel on the huge Superbloom project.

The Mini Bloom installation outside Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square launched May 30 and will last until the end of September 2022. To view more about how the Hotel is marking the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee click here. All plants and trees from the project will be relocated to local community projects once the installation ends towards the end of September.