We've won an RHS Chelsea Gold medal for our debut exhibit

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22/05/2016 - 11:13

In our first ever Chelsea appearance as an exhibitor, we have scooped an RHS Chelsea Gold medal and the New Design Award for most innovative stand in the Great Pavilion for our dramatic floral installation - 'Behind Every Great Florist' - that is taking the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by storm.

New Covent Garden Flower Market celebrates RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal

Designed and created by Veevers Carter, one of London's leading florists and a devoted customer of the Flower Market, our exhibit illustrates the close ties that bind our traders and customers in flowering London.

New Covent Garden Flower Market traders at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We are absolutely thrilled and proud to have won not only a coveted Chelsea Gold medal, but also recognition of the innovative design of our first ever exhibit at the show. For decades, our expert wholesalers have been quietly supplying the cut flowers, foliage, plants and floral sundries for award-winning show gardens and exhibits at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, but this is our debut as an exhibitor in our own right.

Behind Every Great Florist by New Covent Garden Market at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We wanted our exhibit to highlight the vital relationship between London's iconic wholesale Flower Market and the talented independent florists who flower London. As a devoted customer of the Flower Market for over three decades Veevers Carter instantly understood this concept.

The final design, titled 'Behind Every Great Florist', completely encapsulates this in a spectacularly creative way.

Behind Every Great Florist by New Covent Garden Market at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

To see more photos of our design, go here.

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Many congratulations to you

Many congratulations to you all - it's a stunning display and a well deserved Gold Medal!

Thank you Tania!

Thank you Tania!

Brilliant absolutely well

Brilliant absolutely well deserved its a fantastic design and amazing colour co-ordination and choice of flowers. Watched the coverage on BBC2 on Monday night - wish I could be there to see it.

Many thanks for your kind

Many thanks for your kind comment Diane! We were so happy to welcome BBC2 into the market to help give everyone a taste of the history and buzz of the market - glad it came across so well on screen.

Congralations , fantastic

Congralations , fantastic piece of work very well done to everyone involved .

Thank you John, it's

Thank you John, it's wonderful to have the support of you and the guys in the market - you're the ones behind every great florist after all!

Congratulations!! Well

Congratulations!! Well deserved!
Beautiful creation.

Many thanks Andrea. Veevers

Many thanks Andrea. Veevers Carter certainly did an amazing job on the beautiful design!

Stunning !! Well done

Stunning !! Well done everyone and a well deserved GOLD medal !!

Thank you Rachel - we had our

Thank you Rachel - we had our fingers crossed for gold but to receive another award aswell is just amazing!

Wow, Wow and WOW. Well done

Wow, Wow and WOW.
Well done Covent Garden.

Thanks for your support Jan!

Thanks for your support Jan!

absolutely fabulous,

absolutely fabulous, stunning. Worth every bit of Gold and more.

Patricia, we couldn't put a

Patricia, we couldn't put a price on how happy we are with the positive reaction from the market community. Thank you for your kind comment.

Big Congratulation! You

Big Congratulation!

You deserved the prize. Love it.

Thanks Sogetsu - we were up

Thanks Sogetsu - we were up against some stiff competition so we're very happy and proud to have won.

Congratulations to all the

Congratulations to all the team at Veevers carter thoroughly deserved for the innovative and poinient design I must say it looked absolutely stunning

Thank you so much Bobby -

Thank you so much Bobby - we're thrilled have the support of you and the guys in the market who are used to looking at stunning flowers every single day!

Congratulations! A fantastic

Congratulations! A fantastic display. I really love the 3D floral installation of the Queen.

Thank you Karen, we do hope

Thank you Karen, we do hope the Queen appreciated the tribute on her visit yesterday!

Many many congratulations the

Many many congratulations the design is fabulous.Well Done.

Danny watchorn

We couldn't be happier Danny,

We couldn't be happier Danny, thank you for your support.

Brilliant! Well done in

Brilliant! Well done in appreciation of all the hard work you all put in. Its lovely!

Thank you Ann! We were happy

Thank you Ann! We were happy just to be working hard to represent the market, but this appreciation really is the icing on the cake.

Just on train back from

Just on train back from Chelsea . Well done your stand was fabulous
Loved the black buckets could be a new trend !!!

You never know Amanda, watch

You never know Amanda, watch this space! Thanks for your kind comment.

I knew you would - your

I knew you would - your exhibit is just fab

Thank you Karen!

Thank you Karen!

A delightful and original

A delightful and original exhibit. I was hoping it would bring you the recognition you deserved. Congratulations for your achievement on being awarded GOLD. Would have loved to see it for real.

Many thanks Sheena, we are so

Many thanks Sheena, we are so happy to bring the market into the spotlight after our wholesalers and florists have been quietly supplying Chelsea for so many years. Everyone's support means so much to us.

This is truly an

This is truly an inspirational display it tells what the Covent Flower Market can do in supplying the florist with such wonderful array of superb flowers and foliage.

Huge congratulations to you all.

Thank you so much Jan for

Thank you so much Jan for your lovely comment. It has done everything we wanted it to do and more.

CONGRATULATIONS! I have been

CONGRATULATIONS! I have been watching all the footage & can't wait to see the installation in person. Brilliant job guys! x

Thank you so much Clare. If

Thank you so much Clare. If you are visiting the show this week then make sure you stop by the stand and say hello to us.

Hi to all the team for the

Hi to all the team for the prize of a Gold is fantastic -you all deserve it & more -Superb + stunning + love it -just wish they had shown the bucket side on the program last night / as I have just viewed it on your site -love this also beautiful .
It is a shame that I could not have helped with the insulation -maybe one day as I have been in the floral trade for a very long time & I would feel extremely excited to play a small part within a team in the future ?.
Well done to you all .
Wishes to all .
Rosie Sue J

Thank you for your kind

Thank you for your kind comment Rosie Sue. We are over the moon with how it has all gone! They did actually show the market side of the design earlier in the programme, but it wasn't until the other side was revealed that it was explained. I hope you get to visit the show and see it in person this week.

Very many congratulations, a

Very many congratulations, a superb design and creation.

Thank you very much Kim. We

Thank you very much Kim. We are thrilled with the positive reaction it has got.

Congratulations! Absolutely

Congratulations!
Absolutely thrilled for you.
What a triumph!

Thank you for your kind

Thank you for your kind message and for all your support Sue.

Very many congratulations to

Very many congratulations to everyone involved in producing this marvellous floral display. I was very fortunate to visit Chelsea this week and to see the exhibit for real and it truly was stunning. It certainly succeeded in depicting the close and very special relationship between the Market and the florist whilst also cleverly embracing the birthday celebration of our much loved Queen. Cannot wait to see what you produce next year! Very well done.

Thank you Jill. Showing the

Thank you Jill. Showing the relationship between the Flower Market and the talented independant florists who flower London every day is exactly what we wanted to show, and what we wanted people to go away with.

Well done it was one of the

Well done it was one of the many stands that I noticed at Chelsea this year
So to stand out you obviously did striking Gold

Thank you Linda - we have

Thank you Linda - we have been overwhelmed by how popular the stand was, and are thrilled about winning a medal too!