1 & 2 June 2019

Our Manchester Team will be creating a temporary pocket park to be installed as part of the Manchester Flower Show at the King Street Festival.

The Manchester Flower Show is a 1950s original that blooms with plants and flowers, alongside glorious pocket gardens, floral takeovers and clever planting in the most unusual urban settings. This year’s theme: Flower Power!

The Manchester Team will take over a 5x2m parking bay outside their office on King Street.

The Concept

Flowers have become a powerful symbol in times of resistance. The power of the flower has been harnessed to support some of the most fraught battles for human rights in history. In Manchester, there is a proud connection to the suffragettes’ fight for women’s rights. This pocket garden celebrates the achievements of incredible women who have fought for women’s rights and of Pankhurst’s fight to win the right to vote in particular.

The installation is a playful interpretation of the march of the suffragettes to celebrate women’s political history encouraging visitors to think about the battles for basic equal rights occurring across the world still to this day.