The prestigious Interflora World Cup, which has been hailed as the ‘World Cup for florists’, is coming to Manchester for the first time this year. World-class florists from across the globe will venture to the city to show off their skills with giant floral sculptures and breathtaking showstoppers at the 2023 event.
Previously the Interflora World Cup event has found its home in cities around the globe including Melbourne, Berlin and Shanghai but this time Interflora has named Manchester as its host city. And for the first time, the exclusive event, which is usually only accessible to industry elites, will be available for the public to attend. Speaking about the host city, Interflora’s director of florist services, Nick Priest, said: “Manchester is a vibrant, multicultural city with the most brilliant energy, which reflects the creativity and diversity of our competitors. We’re excited to bring visitors from all over the globe to discover all the city has to offer.
“The World Cup will be a real spectacle and a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see floral designers at the top of their game at work. They will be creating complete works of art on an impressive scale and our tasks will provide the ultimate test of nerve and skill”.
Florists from 25 countries will be put through their paces competing in six heats over three days, with a grand final on Saturday evening. They will be set creative tasks to complete under strict time conditions - some known about in advance and others are given as a surprise to test their speed of thought and design skills.
The competitors will be tested on the four key aspects of good floristry design; idea, colour, composition and technique and the winner will walk away with a prize package including €15,000 to catapult their professional floristry career.
How to get tickets for Manchester Interflora World Cup
Tickets cost £28 for adult day entry and £10 for young adults (ages 13-17). Children 12 and under go free. Streaming tickets are £15.