It’s 250 years since the oldest Horticultural Society in the world was founded right here in York. Apparently The Ancient Society of York Florists opened it doors in our city in 1768.
And to to celebrate this very fact there is a dazzling array of plant friendly stuff going on in and around the city in the form of a brand new festival called ‘Bloom’.
On looking at their website, and hearing people talk about it, it certainly feels like there is something exciting about to happen, something that will appeal to everyone.
Perhaps you want to take in a botanical gin in a bloomed up beer garden adventure or see magic miniature gardens outside the Library? The lovely riverside art market will have a floral theme over that weekend. Maybe you want to discover the secret green spaces hidden over the city.
There is also a Bloom Science zone, a floral window dressing challenge, a fountain garden outside the Art Gallery – basically plants and greenery all over the place.
But don’t just take my word for it, their website tells you a whole host more: bloomyork.com
It all kicks off with a big floral parade down Coney Street on Thursday 5th July at Midday and then it really is four days (5th-8th July) of flower heaven from then on.
Don’t miss it!