From 24 to 29 July, Manchester’s ‘medieval quarter’ plays host to Dig the City 2012, a new celebration of horticulture and gardening. The event incorporates a flower festival at Manchester Cathedral, plus markets, pop-up allotments and displays in Cathedral Gardens and Exchange Square. Further floral installations will appear in the Arndale Centre and the National Football Museum, which officially opens on July 6. As well as a picnic area, tickets are available for morning and afternoon tea, and lunch in the festival’s Diamond Jubilee Marquee.

Tue 24 – Sun 29 July, Manchester Cathedral, Cathedral Gardens, Exchange Square, 0161 833 2220, £10 per person, or £8 for advanced online booking,

Tue 24 Jul - Sun 29 Jul
Chris Horkan
Published on:
Sat 23 Jun 2012