Make It York: Covid-19 Update – Bloom! Statement 31.03.2020

Make It York has today announced that Bloom! – York’s festival of horticulture -planned for 20th-28th June across the city will not be going ahead this year as a result of the escalating uncertainties surrounding the impact of COVID-19.

Sean Bullick, Managing Director of Make It York said: “It is with deep sadness that we have made this decision, but ultimately it is the right thing to do given the uncertainties that we all face as a result of the ongoing coronavirus situation.

“We have had discussions with our festival main sponsor, York BID and our other valued partners and sponsors across the city and we are all in agreement that this is, unfortunately, a necessary step we must take at this time.

“Ultimately we want to ensure that as many people as possible can experience the festival and see our beautiful city blooming with flowers and colour. The Make It York team will therefore work with York BID and other partners to look at how we can bring Bloom! back in 2021 and cultivate another exciting programme of activity for residents and visitors.”

Further details will be announced later in the year.