Manchester urban garden festival to feature show gardens

Manchester's urban gardening festival Dig the City which takes place from 3-11 August will feature five show gardens lining New Cathedral Street, renamed "Meadow Street" for the occasion.

Designers include Tatton gold award winner Davis Vaughan Design.  Features include a vertical garden, balcony garden, a bee garden, and gardens for busy urbanites.

Davis Vaughan Design will build a garden which demonstrates creative and flexible garden design in tight spaces. The aim is to create a manageable, low maintenance, unique design solution suitable for balconies and small urban gardens. 

Dreamscape Gardens meanwhile has created a design for a vertical garden using reclaimed pallets and railway sleepers.

Green & Wood Garden Design is creating a small roof terrace "to show just how even the tiniest space can be a garden oasis" said designer Johanna Wood. 

Blooming Balconies will design around the theme of creating balcony gardens, window boxes and pots for city dwellers.

Environmental campaigning group Friends of the Earth are bring a "Bee Cause" garden to Dig the City.

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