12 reasons to go crackers this Christmas at New Covent Garden Flower Market

Written by Alastair Owen
October 17, 2012

The Flower Market is the place to do your floristry shopping this Christmas season. With everything from Amaryllis to Zoo animals (think reindeer and polar bears!), we've got exactly what you need to give your customers a Christmas to remember.

Don't believe us? Well have a look below at our 12 cracking reasons to buy from the Flower Market this season. And don't forget to come to our Christmas Preview Party on the 8th November... hate for you to miss out on the mince pies and mulled wine!

12 reasons to go crackers this Christmas at New Covent Garden Flower Market

Winter in bloom

Wondrous winter beauties from expert growers in Britain and abroad are yours for the picking from any of New Covent Garden’s 18 specialist flower wholesalers.

From scented paperwhites, hyacinths and amaryllis to exotic orchids, ravishing roses, luxurious lilies and hundreds of varieties besides, the Flower Market is the one and only place to be buying your Christmas flowers.

Get that Christmas sparkle

Take your pick from the ultimate glitter twigs, twinkling tree decorations, garlands and sparkling vases - why, even the traders have a dusting of glitter at this time of year!

Wreaths unlimited

Big ones, small ones, rustic ones, foam ones, straw ones, moss ones, ready-made ones, wire ones...

Welcome toWreaths Unlimited!

Fabulous British Winter foliage

Sumptuous, luxurious, fragrant winter foliage for your wreaths, garlands, mantelpieces and all your Christmas arrangements from our world-class foliage experts.

Tree fest

In mid November enough Nordman Firs to fill Lapland invade the Market.

From the colossal to the bijou, this is the traders' and designers' tree of choice: it is soft to the touch, low needle-dropping, bushy and scented.

Bauble to the max

The must-have Christmas decoration takes on a Flower Market twist in a mind-boggling array of colours, sizes and materials. A bauble for every colourway you could possibly desire. Guaranteed!

Winter Wonderland

Sensational decorations, life-size polar bears, reindeers, white peacocks or even trees of sparkling lights?

The Flower Market has everything to create a stunning winter wonderland. Add candelabras, vases and candles in every style and colour plus the essentials - wires, floral foam and scissors etc - and you have your one-stop floristry shop for Christmas.

Festive pot plants

Stock up on pots of exquisite winter cyclamen, exotic orchids, hyacinths, paperwhites, amaryllis, azaleas, Christmas cactus and that Christmas essential: poinsettias from 10cm to 100 cm tall and in shades of white to red.

Artificial is the Real Deal

Be spoilt for choice with the Market’s range of literally hundreds of top quality artificial flowers for those projects where fresh is not the best.

Free Christmas Preview Party

8 Nov 2012, 7am - 10am

Make it a date and store up your Christmas budget for Christmas shopping Flower Market-style!

With fun, quirky displays of our Christmas ranges by top London florists, a Christmas present for every registered attendee, our Christmas Prize Draw, and plenty of music, mince pies and mulled wine to get the party started, our Christmas Preview Party is a date you will not want to miss, whether you are a first-timer or a Flower Market veteran!

RSVP: Go here to register or call call 020 7501 3495

Christmas Prize Draw

Spend £100+ with any three of the Flower Market’s 28 wholesalers anytime during the month of November, and you could be in with the chance to win:

  • a luxury stay for two at Firmdale’s five-star Covent Garden Hotel
  • a Beau-tea-ful spatisserie experience for two at the Dorchester Hotel
  • a fabulous half day photoshoot with award-winning photograher, Helen Jermyn*.

You can enter more than once too. Pick up an entry form from any Flower Market trader from 1 November and get buying!

Winners will be announced on 30 November 2012. *Terms & conditions apply.

Flower Market Delivered

For those times when you just can’t get to the Flower Market, why not let the Flower Market come to you?

The expert teams at Alagar, Bloomfield, G B Foliage, Porters Foliage and C Best offer nationwide delivery to addresses all over the UK, helping you to stand out from the crowd.

Flower and foliage delivery is next day by courier and costs from £9.50.

Questions and help

If you have any questions about buying in the Flower Market or would like any help, please contact us here.

We look forward to seeing you in the Flower Market this Christmas!


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