Dig the City success takes root

13th August 2015

Dig the City was a blossoming success, becoming a fixture of Manchester’s summer events season. Across 7 days (31 July – 6 August) the festival saw increased footfall across the shopping streets, up 5 per cent on the previous year. The festival was launched with a floral bang by gardener Diarmuid Gavin, seeing a 25% increase in […]

Hundreds of Families Make a Splash at Dig the City giant water fight

7th August 2015

Hundreds of families gathered for Dig the City’s spectacular festival finale in Greengate Square. Celebrating the finale of Dig the City, the UK’s biggest summer garden festival, crowds of children and parents were armed with water bottles and sponge flowers and “ran wild” in central Manchester at the giant water-fight. Held in collaboration with Wild […]

Gold Standard Gardening: Dig the City Show Garden Medals Announced

3rd August 2015

Dig the City medals have been awarded to the urban gardeners exhibiting their show gardens at Manchester’s Dig the City festival, which is sponsored by NCP. The festival takes over the city centre streets until 6th August. Judged by celebrity gardener Diarmuid Gavin and the National Trust’s City Gardener in Residence, Sean Harkin, 22 gardens are […]

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