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Dig the City is back. Manchester's summer garden festival returns from Friday 31 July to Thursday 6 Aug and we've a Manchester break to be won.
Calling all green fingered gardeners, Manchester’s summer garden festival Dig the City is spreading its leaves across the heart of Manchester’s shopping district from Friday 31st July to Thursday 6th August.
Watch as Manchester’s city centre landmarks, lamp-posts, hanging baskets and shop windows bloom into life as Market Street, New Cathedral Street, St Ann’s Square, King Street, Deansgate and Greengate Square all become a gardener's paradise.
Come and enjoy seven days of gardens galore, as pop-up picnics, delicious food and fabulous fétes take over the city’s shopping streets of Manchester.
Plus the horticultural highlights include beautiful Show Gardens, talks by TV’s garden expert Diarmuid Gavin, as well as flower markets and fine food.
But Dig the City is not just about fabulous floral gardens or the best in urban garden design, it's also about making the most of summer.
With the Bandstand featuring ukelele soloists and classical performances, as well as Spanish guitar duo Jalapeno Hombre, there's Tai Chi sessions and even shopping discounts at Joy, Kipling and The White Company. Come and discover some of the ways to enjoy the great outdoors - at lunch, after work and over the weekend.
We've the chance for you to experience the greener city… by treating you and someone you know to a break away on Saturday 1st August.
You'll enjoy an overnight stay at the Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel with breakfast and a three-course lunch or dinner at The Restaurant Bar & Grill, Manchester.
We'll also give you £250 spending money to enjoy during your break.
Answer the question below before 23:59 on Wednesday 29th July for your chance to win.
Dig the City sponsor NCP are offering visitors a 25% discount when you pre-book your parking online, using the promo code ‘Dig15’.
The offer is available during the festival from Friday 31st July to Thursday 6th August at selected car parks. Find out more here.
Travel to Dig the City with Northern Rail and you could enjoy an average of 68%* off when you buy in advance. Plus, it’s even cheaper with a railcard! Find out more here
*Northern Rail Advance tickets are available off-peak only and are subject to availability. The lowest fares are available up to 18:00 the day before travel. Terms and conditions apply. Savings based on an average Northern Rail advanced fare versus purchase on the day price.
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