As lockdown restrictions ease and a sense of normality returns to our lives, people in the city centre will soon be able to enjoy a variety of blooming flowers and a spectrum of vibrant colours as the Manchester Flower Show returns this May. It is hoped that this event will bring some joy and positivity after the difficult, unprecedented times we’ve all experienced.
Organised by CityCo and Manchester Business Improvement District, the show will take place across nine days and visitors can expect a trail of colourful floral displays and entertainment across the city. The Manchester Flower Show has been an integral part of the city since its debut event in 1955 and has run for almost 50 years. Following a 15-year break, the show made a return as part of the King Street Festival, but this year’s will be the first standalone event since 2003.
This will also be Manchester’s first big event post-lockdown. Organisers hope to move away from the traditional flower show by creating a festival of floral displays which will help visitors rediscover the city centre in a safe way. Important landmarks and streets will be a part of the event including St Ann’s Square, Manchester Arndale, Selfridges, The Printworks, Manchester Cathedral, Market Street and Exchange Square to name a few.
What’s more, businesses located in the city are also encouraged to take part by creating their very own pop-up gardens, flower displays, window dressings or even themed menus and cocktails for participants to enjoy. The Manchester Flower Show will return on Saturday 29 May to Sunday 6 June. For more information head to Visit Manchester.
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- Lucy Matthews
- Published on:
- Sun 23 May 2021