Grow Your Own Garden Party

April 27, 2015

Dig the City returns 31 July – 6 August and this year we are creating a Dig Garden in the heart of the city.

We have teamed up with celebrity gardener and TV presenter Sarah Raven to giveaway 1,000 packets of seeds over the first May Bank Holiday weekend (2-4 May), and we need YOU to help us grow the flowers to fill the garden.

Where to go?

Collect your free Sarah Raven seeds over the weekend from  Selfridges (Exchange Square), Jigsaw (King Street), LK Bennett (New Cathedral Street), Molton Brown (St Ann’s Square) and Barclays Bank (St Ann’s Square). *whilst stocks last.

What to do?

Use your free Sarah Raven seeds to grow your own wild cornflowers, poppies, cosmos or lace flowers.

Bring your blooms back to the Festival Information Point in St Anne’s Square on the first weekend (1 & 2 August), to help us create a garden right in the heart of the city.

You’ll also be in with a chance to win lovely things from the city centre’s top shops.

How to grow

Sprinkle seeds into a pot of moist soil and water gently. Decorate pot. Place on a sunny windowsill or in the garden. Water regularly.

Send progress reports to @digthecitymcr or #DigGarden and, when ready, bring to Dig the City. Full instructions can be found on each Sarah Raven seed packet.

Happy growing!