Flower Festival Blooms in Manchester

Last month saw the largest flower festival in the North-West appear in Manchester. Dig The City, a week long event which began on the 24th of July,is Manchester’s first urban garden festival. Events were held at over 10 locations across the city, with loads of activities including beautiful display gardens and interactive workshops.

On of the main attractions was found at Manchester Cathedral, where over 30000 flowers were used to create classical and modern music images to celebrate The Queens Diamond Jubilee. A number of recitals will also be held at the Cathedral throughout Dig The City.

As well as the Cathedral, the medieval quarter of the City Centre was also transformed with thousands of flowers. The event was being led by a Chelsea award winning group, as well as the organisers of Hampton Court Palace and other such flower festivals.

Over 40000 volunteers, plus organisations from both the private and public sectors have come together to work for months on end to create this amazing spectacle.

A huge marquee was set up along the side of the Cathedral, the ‘Diamond Jubilee’ marquee, to provide refreshments in the form of the Great British Tea Party.