Manchester Flower Show 2021
Flower power will take over the city centre with the event promising to be bigger than ever before. Dozens of landmark buildings, shop doorways, balconies, statues and fountains will all be going floral for the nine-day festival, organised by CityCo and Manchester BID.
Visitors will find secret gardens, huge topiary beasts, tributes to the NHS and keyworkers, alongside lots of alfresco food and drink, including The Manchester Flower Show Cocktail Trail.
At St Ann’s Square there will be a celebration of the Royal Horticultural Society’s new garden at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford and the return of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park this summer. The RHS’s floral iconic letters will be appearing in the square, offering the perfect backdrop for selfies.
The square will also feature a Cherry Blossom Fountain celebrating the tranquillity of Japanese horticulture and Hobbies in Lockdown, a series of floral displays taking their lead from the many hobbies we took up to fill those hours of lockdown.
The Secret Garden in St Ann’s Square and Kimpton Clocktowner Hotel, inspired by the famous children’s book by Frances Hodgson Burnett, sees a rusting and disused electricity sub-station become a delightful secret garden with a 10ft blossom tree.
In Market Street you will find knitted trees while in New Catherdral Street, flower power takes over, inspired by swinging sixties pop artists including Warhol, Robert Indiana and Peter Blake.
In the city centre’s biggest green space, Angel Meadow Park, there will be two huge topiary beasts and a life-size giraffe and baby elephant.
There are many additional venues across the city including Exchange Square, First Street, Selfridges, Science and Industry Museum and Deansgate Square. For a full list of events taking place please click here.