While the hero of the Interflora World Cup will undoubtedly be the fabulous floristry, the event also aims to inspire and educate visitors, whether professional florists or simply flower fans.
This three-day event will have something for everyone, including:
· Stunning works of floral art at the world’s biggest floristry competition.
· Hands-on floristry workshops.
· Action-packed floristry demonstrations.
· Retail therapy at the artisan shopping village.
· Delicious food and drink.
· Live music and entertainment.
· Fascinating talks in the Inspiration Zone.
What’s On in the Inspiration Zone
The Inspiration Zone is the place to be for immersive, educational talks on fascinating topics linked to sustainability, nature conservation and more. These daily talks offer a chance to learn, to be inspired… and perhaps to rest your legs for half an hour!
Here's the fantastic line up of topical talks taking place across the three days:
Create bouquets that can help the bees with the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
Over the last century bumblebee population numbers have crashed. A vital pollinator of food and flowers, we can’t survive without them – so now we need to take action. The Bumblebee Conversation Trust is here to show us how. Their talk will cover how to grow blooms that make for a gorgeous bouquet and help our beloved bees. Bee-autiful!
Design your first garden in 5 steps, and achieve year-round colour with the Garden Ninja.
The Garden Ninja, aka Lee Burkhill, shares his 5 must know tips on creating your dream garden. He'll share how to avoid common mistakes and tons of handy advice on making your outdoor space your own. A must for beginners and an excellent refresher for experienced gardeners. In his second talk, Lee will offer advice and guidance on succession plating, and his top tips for maintaining glorious colour - even in winter.
Discover the power of plants in a changing world with Kew Gardens.
Following more record-breaking years for heat and drought, we need to consider how our gardens and cultivated landscapes will change over the next 50 years. In this talk, experts from the world-class Kew Gardens look to the future, sharing their thoughts the plants and landscapes that will shape our gardens in years to come.
Explore Manchester's urban gardening scene with the RHS & Manchester Urban Diggers.
Sustainable community urban gardening and food growing is happening across Greater Manchester and Salford, all thanks to the hard work of the RHS and Manchester Urban Diggers. In this talk they showcase their amazing efforts and discuss their work to create better food systems.
Learn how RHS Bridgewater has been reborn.
What role do heritage gardens play in the 21st century? How must they change and adapt? The team from RHS Bridgewater share how they’re reimagining and regenerating the gardens for today’s world.
Discover how flowers inspired the extraordinary work of William Morris with the William Morris Society.
Join the William Morris Society for a visual feast of flora, as they share how and why William Morris used flower forms in his iconic designs for wallpaper and fabrics in the 19th century. They’ll share how he worked with flowers to create remarkable patterns, and how his passion for the natural environment led him to develop sustainable production processes that were 150 years ahead of their time.
The poppy, a symbol of remembrance and hope
The Royal British Legion shares the inspirational story of how the poppy came to represent an enduring symbol of remembrance and hope for a peaceful future. This well-known and well-established symbol carries a wealth of history and meaning with it. You'll hear why wearing a poppy is still a very personal choice, reflecting individual experiences and personal memories.
Learn expert cut flower care with Chrysal
Flower food experts Chrysal take us through every step of caring for cut flowers from start to finish. Covering hygiene, conditioning, preparation and disposing of waste sustainably, it’s an all you need to know guide on bouquet care.
Entry to all the talks in the Inspiration Zone is included with day tickets, which start from £28. Why not join the buzz and get your tickets to the Interflora World Cup here: https://www.eventarena.co.uk/interflora/interflora-world-cup-1/main-hub
You can find out more about the Interflora World Cup here: https://www.interflora.co.uk/page/world-cup