Call out for entries for Manchester Flower Show

The Manchester Flower Show returns to the city this June (6th & 7th June 2020) and festival organisers are calling out for entries from the region’s professional and amateur gardeners, florists, landscapers, architects, charities and schools.

The prestigious event is organised by Manchester’s Business Improvement District, (Manchester BID) and is a key part of the city’s annual King Street Festival. It pays homage to the original Manchester Flower Show which began in 1955 and returned to the city to years ago after a 15 year hiatus.

The event, which brings King Street into bloom, will be supported this year by RHS Garden Bridgewater and will showcase the region’s floristry, produce and gardening talent, alongside a market of gardening products and outdoor accessories.

Festival organisers are seeking entries from schools and charities in addition to those involved in the horticulture industries, using their talent to help create an unforgettable floral takeover of one of the city’s most prestigious streets.

Celebrating Manchester’s cultural diversity, this year’s theme will be ‘Around the World‘ and can be interpreted in many ways, from choosing a country or national flower to taking inspiration from a particular terrain or country’s flag. Organisers are looking for a diverse mix of entries which could include English roses, coastal beaches or desert cacti!

New for 2020 is a dedicated school category which will be judged by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in which schools can enter designs for a small planter which represents their favourite holiday. Entries can be from individual pupils or a class or the whole school.

Further categories, all judged by the RHS, include Pocket Garden, Green Takeover and Floral Bicycle. Entry is free with no cost for using the spaces allocated.

For further information and application form please visit: Manchester Flower Show applications