Manchester Flower Show
29th May 2021 – 9th May 2021
The Manchester Flower Show returns this May, welcoming visitors back to the city centre with a trail of floral displays, green installations, alfresco dining and entertainment.
This year’s event, taking place from Saturday 29 May – Sunday 6 June, will see the city come together to create large-scale blooms and urban gardens, alongside the floral dressing of city centre windows, statues, lamp posts, fountains and more.
Creating bold, bright and beautiful paths through the city including here on the Oxford Road Corridor where you can find installations at the Whitworth and First Street as well as The Whipering Wisteria, a wonderfully romantic tree sculpture, draped with 500 pieces of wisteria. A sight to behold, but listen close: enmeshed in its branches are tiny speakers, which emit the sounds of the community in and around Bruntwood SciTech’s Circle Square.
Organised by CityCo and Manchester Business Improvement District (BID), this year’s event moves away from a traditional flower show to a festival of flowers bringing vibrancy and colour to all corners of the city, helping visitors rediscover Manchester city centre in a Covid-safe way.
The Manchester Flower Show has historic roots in the city, launching in 1955 and running for nearly 50 years. Following a 15 year hiatus, it returned as part of the city’s King Street Festival three years ago but this year’s event will be the first standalone Manchester Flower Show since 2003.