A journey through our brand new Flower Market

04/04/2017 - 08:29

What an incredible day it was yesterday at the opening day of the brand new Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market!

Brand New Flower Market Opening

Thank you so much to all of you who visited on this first day of trading. And many thanks too for all your fabulous comments on social media. We're so pleased that you like our new home. Just as we had hoped and were sure it would be, it's the Flower Market you love, only brighter, neater and comfier. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market April 2017

The Flower Hall was such a vibrant hive of activity, with the same wonderful spirit and banter that New Covent Garden Market is famous for. And one of the most popular comments from florists there yesterday was the lighting in the new building and how it really does make the flowers look even more beautiful than ever!  

The traders had pulled out all the stops, with several of them wearing newly branded attire bearing their logos, like C Best and Zest Flowers, making it so much easier for new customers to recognise salesmen on their stands. And especially for the opening day, many traders had put on food and refreshments. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Zest Flowers April 2017

We hope you enjoy looking through the photos of this very auspicious day in the history of the Flower Market. 

Flower Traders

Graeme at Zest Flowers

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Zest Flowers April 2017

Dennis Edwards Flowers, from left to right, Sonny, Edwin and Dennis

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Dennis Edwards Flowers April 2017

Bloomfield, from left to right, Leigh, Sam and Ronny

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Bloomfield April 2017

DG Wholesale Flowers, from left to right, David, Michael, Katie and James. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market DG Wholesale Flowers April 2017

S Robert Allen, from left to right, Kenny, Maurice, Paul and Trevor. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market S Robert Allen April 2017

Pratley

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Pratley April 2017

J H Hart Flowers, from left to right, Richie and Jonathan. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market J H Hart April 2017

Anthony at A Goodchild

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market The Floral Garden Group April 2017

B&D Flower Company

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market B&D Flower Company April 2017

R French & Sons

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market R French & Sons April 2017

Deanos Flowers

Brand-New-Flower-Market-at-New-Covent-Garden-Flower-Market-Rona-Wheeldon-Flowerona Deans Flowers

Foliage Traders

Bryan at Porters Foliage

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Porters Foliage April 2017

GB Foliage

Brand-New-Flower-Market-at-New-Covent-Garden-Flower-Market-Rona-Wheeldon-Flowerona-GB-Foliage

Plant Traders

Arnott & Mason

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Arnott & Mason April 2017

Dean at Quality Plants

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Quality Plants April 2017

Evergreen Exterior Services

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Evergreen Exterior Services April 2017

Bob at L Mills

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market L Mills April 2017

Sundries Traders

C Best, left to right Grant, Grant and Gary. 

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market C Best April 2017

The amazing extensive display area which C Best have created is a sundries paradise, an Aladdin's cave! With carpets of artificial turf...

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market C Best April 2017

...to shelves upon shelves of vases galore.

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market C Best April 2017

Kim at The Flower Store, with John at Bloomfield

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market The Flower Store April 2017

Whittingtons

Brand New Flower Market at New Covent Garden Market Whittingtons April 2017

The simpler layout of the new Flower Market is very easy to navigate. The building is rectangular with two corridors running its length and traders either side. Go here if you'd like to see a floor plan. 

75% of London's florists, from high street retailers to high-end event companies, with their floral designs appearing in places such as The Savoy, V&A and St Paul's Cathedral, source their flowers, foliage, plants and sundries from New Covent Garden Market. If you'd like to join them and haven't visited us before, we'd be delighted to give you a free introductory tour. Please go here to book now. It really is a one-stop shop for all your floristry needs, all under one roof. And it's the 'go-to' place for a fantastic selection of British flowers, foliage and plants!

Yesterday was also the first day for the 11 resident florists who are located on the first floor at the new location. They are Elizabeth Marsh Floral Design, Frames for Florists, Pinstripes & Peonies, Stems UK, NB Flowers, Nidal Floral Design, Plant Display Plus, Smith & Green Wholesale Florists, The Flower Bird, Blue Sky Flowers and The Garden Party.

Key Facts

Location

Flower Market, New Covent Garden Market, Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5BH. You can find us here on Google Maps. 

Opening Hours

We're open from Monday to Saturday, from 4am to 10am. Some traders open/close earlier/later. 

Entrance Fee

If you have a permit, it works just like before and there's no need to get a ticket at the barrier. If you usually pay by cash, you now need to take a ticket on entering and pay at one of the pay stations before leaving. 

Parking 

There are two parking areas, one on the ground floor which is under cover and one on the first floor which is open air.

If you have any questions at all about the new Flower Market, please contact us, by either calling 020 7501 3495 or sending us an email to hello@cgma.co.uk. And if you've not visited it before, you may like to check out the Brand New Covent Garden Market website.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Looking forward to visit the

Looking forward to visit the new site soon!

Hi Betty Hope you enjoy your

Hi Betty
Hope you enjoy your visit to the new market! Do let us know how you get on :)

MUCH REDUCED SPACE FOR

MUCH REDUCED SPACE FOR TRADERS
POOR LIGHT
FEWER PARKING SPACES ....
I FAIL TO SEE HOW THIS IS AN IMPROVEMENT ON WHAT WE HAD BEFORE!

will visit soon - excited

will visit soon - excited

Hope you enjoy your visit

Hope you enjoy your visit Karen. We're sure you'll love our bright and shiny new home.

Had a fabulous morning

Had a fabulous morning yesterday. So light, organised and easy to get around. C Best blew me away! Friendly traders, fantastic choice. Will definitely be using more often.

Hi Miranda Thank you for your

Hi Miranda
Thank you for your lovely comment. So glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Don't you think the new set up at C Best is amazing? We're blown away by how great the stand looks too.
Looking forward to seeing you at the market again soon.

It all looks fantastic. So

It all looks fantastic. So glad to see that Dennis was the ribbon cutter! A very important job!!? Can't wait to visit you all very soon.

Hi Annie Thanks for your

Hi Annie
Thanks for your comment. Ribbon cutting is a very important job, so who better to do it than our oldest and youngest traders, Dennis and Kane! Hope you enjoy your first visit to our new home :)