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A Spectacularly Beautiful Flower Show Is Coming To Manchester

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Returning for its second year as part of the iconic King Street Festival, The Manchester Flower Show is set to be a mosaic of vibrance and colour this June.

The prestigious show pays homage to the original Manchester Flower Show which began in 1955 and returned to the city last year after a 15 year hiatus.

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Taking over our historic King Street, the Manchester Flower Show will showcase the region’s very best produce and gardening talent, alongside a market of gardening products, outdoor accessories and flowers over the weekend of the King Street Festival on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 June.

This year’s theme is Flower Power with designs of colour, vibrancy and joy or those inspired by the 1960s – the decade that gave us flower power and the summer of love!

Applications for this year’s event are now open!

Entries are welcome from professional and amateur gardeners, community groups, universities and colleges, charities, landscaping and gardening companies, nurseries, florists and growers.

There are four categories available to enter: Pocket Garden, Green Takeover, Table Display and new category for 2019, Bicycle – where entrants can create a fun design using a bicycle and basket as the base.

How much will it cost?

Entry is free and submissions can range from a small show garden which demonstrates high quality and creative design to an inventive and unusual green intervention that takes over and uses urban features such as lamp posts, balconies, telephone booths and shop windows or a creative table display with cut-flowers, fruit, veg, bonsai, cacti or other plants or flowers.

Creativity is key and all entries which go through to the show will receive a coveted Manchester Flower Show rosette and will be judged at the event by a panel including gardeners from RHS Bridgewater for Best in Category and Best in Show.

The deadline for applications is Monday 22 April 2019 and if you’re interested you should contact lucy.russell@cityco.com for an initial pre-application consultation.

Alongside the King Street Festival, expect a jam-packed weekend of live music, alfresco dining, conversation, historical tours, street art, craft ale and prosecco bars (personally our favourite part ;))

Enjoy!

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