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The Bloomin’ Lovely Manchester Flower Show Will Take Over The City Centre This Summer

By Laura Rogan

The retro flower show is back.

Returning following the cancellation of 2020’s event, The Manchester Flower Show is set to bloom once again, brightening up the lovely streets of our city this summer.

Confirming the news just this week, CityCo and Manchester BID will work with their partners and networks to bring colourful flower installations, outdoor dining areas and a ‘citywide green takeover’ – and they’re even calling on local businesses to get involved to help the event come back with a bang.

Credit: @themanchesterflowershow

Spanning across the entire city between May 29th and June 6th, visitors will able to experience a stunning trail of flowers and greenery around every corner – with areas such as Ancoats Cutting Room Square, New Islington Marina, Corn Exchange, Spinningfields, First Street, Manchester Cathedral, the Village and Stevenson Square. Yep, when we say the entire city, we mean it.

Businesses currently involved include El Gato Negro, Flight Club, Great Northern Warehouse, Manchester Arndale, Manchester Central Library and Selfridges, with many more signed up for the beautiful week-long celebration of all things floral.


Since 2018, the event has taken place as part of the annual King Street Festival, however, following a year under the cloud that has been the pandemic, the organisers want to use the event to mark a celebration of Manchester’s ‘re-opening’, providing a huge dose of colour and joy after 365+ pretty gloomy days.

The region’s best floristry and gardening talent will team up for the occasion, turning shop windows, lampposts, vintage cars and even pop-up gardens into floral pieces of art.

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