The scent of summer is set to descend on Manchester in June, with the arrival of the Garden Market in Albert Square.
Between 12 - 29 June, the square will be awash with colour as an array of flowers will be on sale alongside inspirational garden displays to give creative ideas to even the most reluctant of gardeners.
And for the less green-fingered city-goers, the Garden Market is the perfect excuse to relax and watch the world go by with a champagne cocktail, a glass of PIMMS, a pint of the ever-popular German beer, or even a refreshing cuppa in the Tea Garden.
Market stalls will offer a selection of goods including unusual arts and crafts, gifts, jewellery, fashions and accessories as well as fresh food items including a selection of fine cheeses, olives, confectionary and other sweet treats. And with numerous food stalls including a barbecue, paella and a hog roast, the market is the ideal place to enjoy a bite to eat.
Councillor Paul Andrews, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services at Manchester City Council said: "Manchester is famed for its excellent year-round markets and the summer Garden Market is another wonderful opportunity to discover all that the city has to offer. It is very much a reason to visit Manchester throughout June and offers a summer-time haven for those already living and working in the city centre."
The market will be open 10.30am - 7.00pm and the beer garden will remain open until 8.00pm. 30 wooden houses will be open every day selling flowers, plants and other goods from across Europe and will be supplemented by an additional 30 craft and gift traders Friday - Sunday.
Claire Keegan, tel: 0161 234 4014.