The Manchester Flower Show returns this June, welcoming visitors to the city centre with a trail of floral displays, green installations, alfresco dining and entertainment.
This year’s event, taking place from Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5 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.
This year’s Manchester Flower Show is a very special affair. Flower displays, gardens and blooms celebrate the Queen’s 70 years of service. Across the extra-long Platinum Jubilee weekend, shop windows, squares, streets, and even statues go green (and red, and white, and blue). It’s free, it’s floral, and there’s a whole heap of alfresco food, drink and fun to be had at all your favourite shops, bars and restaurants.
Look out for The Blossoming Big Red Bus at Circle Square. A British Welcome has been created by the resident florists at the Kimpton Clocktower Hotel, Giraffe Flowers, the entrance to The Refuge restaurant and bar has been brought to life in a ‘Best of British’ theme. Hyatt Manchester pays homage to Platt Field’s glory days, with a summer garden that’s bursting with blooms, it’s also a chance to sample the new ‘Hyattcinth’ cocktail.
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 and as a standalone event last year as we emerged from lockdown.