Take Part

Fancy getting involved with Dig the City? There are lots of ways to join us.

Retailers – Go Green and Get Involved

Get your teams into the greening spirit. Start planning now how to transform your store, restaurant or office with a spectacular flower displays, green-themed events and special promotions. Get staff involved by growing on windowsills, desks, balconies. Organise competitions. The more you do, the more Dig the City visitors will be attracted into your business, and the more brand presence you’ll receive.


There are a range of sponsorship opportunities available. Talk to us to learn why you should sponsor and what we can deliver in return.

Click here to download our sponsorship document.

Partner with us

Dig the City is an urban gardening festival and therefore we need supplies of plants, flowers, hanging baskets, pots, containers, decking, grass, soil, garden furniture, generators, lighting and all sorts of equipment to make it happen. We will provide promotional toolkits for your business to use and, in return, you will benefit from product presence, Dig the City’s extensive marketing campaign and signage opportunities. Dig the City is a growing festival and we’re open to ideas.

Enter a Show Garden or exhibit

We are looking for the UK’s most talented and creative garden designers, horticulturists and plant experts to create spectacular gardens for Dig the City. Talk to us to discuss how you can transform your own corner of city centre Manchester.

Speak or participate

We need a whole host of horticultural experts and interesting speakers to deliver talks, workshops and demos to bring Dig the City to life. If you have something to share, inspire or entertain, get in touch.


We need a small army of volunteers to make Dig the City bloom. Help achieve your CSR targets by volunteering your staff or head along with family or friends. There are a range of duties from set-up and de-rig, to meeting and greeting, looking after the plants and assisting the festival team, gardeners, speakers and caterers.

Let’s paint this city green!

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