Dig the City / Urban Gardening Festival

Britain’s biggest, boldest and most ambitious urban gardening festival is back. Dig the City will return to the streets of city centre Manchester from 31 July – 6 August 2015.The festival offers a perfect opportunity for would be garden designers, businesses, shops, landscapers, both experienced and up-and-coming, to showcase their designs. Entering its 3rd year, the festival is now the UK’s largest and most respected urban gardening festival

Nelson Beaumont Laurencia, Dig the City Producer says, “This year’s festival theme is Innovate and Interact; we’re looking for more experiential gardens that break the boundaries of the traditional show garden concept. They might include hanging gardens, small space gardens, vertical gardens—we’re open to all ideas and concepts. The aim of Dig is to delight, transform our streets and encourage everyone to green up the city.”

Capitalising on the success so far, Dig the City 2015 will expand on the impactful elements of this summer’s event, such as the transformation of the St Ann’s Square fountain, and edible garden arches that received a Gold medal last year.

“Dig the City has gained remarkable credibility in gardening circles in just two years. It has grown and improved organically in scale, ambition and design – and is fast becoming a fixture in the national gardening calendar. We’re looking to deliver our best and most ambitious festival to date.”

Dig the City offers a chance for professional and novice garden designers, landscape architects, artists and cultural venues, garden centres, local businesses and retailers, universities and colleges, to exhibit a garden or creative display, right in the heart of the Manchester’s busy shopping district.

For more information, go to www.digthecity.co.uk