Festival Highlights

From King Street to the Cathedral. With gardens galore, street food and fashion. A week’s worth of pop-up picnics, music, markets and masses to do – this is Manchester’s summer garden festival.

Wild Rumpus – Run Wild Child

Thu 6th August

10.00am until 4.00pm

Shopping District & Greengate Square

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The clever folk behind the popular Just So Festival, bring a thrilling, grazed-knees-and-climbing-trees take on family fun to the city centre.

Coronation Street The Tour Garden

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

10.00am until 6.00pm

King Street

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This is what the back of the Rovers Return could look like if it decided to create make its ginnel green!

Harvey Nichols and Grey Goose Boulangerie François Terrasse

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

11.00am until 9.00pm

New Cathedral Street

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Start the summer with inspired cocktails – or your own personal martini consultation Nothing says summer more than a cocktail – and Harvey Nichols has paired up with “the world’s best tasting vodka”, Grey Goose, to bring you a whole new range to try. A cute, artisan French bakery van parks up outside Harvey Nichols […]

Manchester Arndale – Interactive Paint Garden, Family Trail & Wild Rumpus Crafting

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

11.30am until 5.30pm

Manchester Arndale

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At this year’s Dig the City Manchester Arndale presents an interactive garden with a quirky twist, inviting shoppers to paint Manchester’s largest flower garden design in Halle Square. Families and kids can paint a section of the 7m x 8m floral garden throughout the week, so it will be beautifully complete as Dig the City […]

Dig the City Floral Window Displays

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

9.00am until 6.00pm

City centre

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Even the shops are blooming – as the festival grows across shop window displays Who will make the best in show? That’s the question on Dig’s lips this year, as retailers across the city centre compete to create the most beautiful, floral and Dig the City-inspired window display. 7 For All Mankind, House of Fraser, Jigsaw, Joy, Kuoni, LK Bennett, Marks […]

Kew Gardens – Grow Wild Pop-Up Wild Flower Patch

Fri 31st July — Thu 6th August

10.00am until 6.00pm

St Ann's Square

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This “meadow”, created by Kew Gardens, is grown off site in packing boxes all over the city and brought together to make a meadow on wheels.

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15% OFF at GAP during Dig the City

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