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A florist's guide to Christmas at the Flower Market

Written by Rona Wheeldon
November 18, 2019

When it comes to 'decking the halls' this Christmas, you'll be really spoilt for choice at New Covent Garden Market! As well as festive flora and fauna, you'll also find seasonal plants and sundries in abundance.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Red Poinsettia Plants At Quality Plants

Whether it's traditional red Poinsettia plants, glitzy baubles, real Christmas trees, metallic spray paint or ready-made door wreaths, you'll find them all plus much, much more at Nine Elms in the run-up to December 25th. Scroll down for a mere snapshot of just some of the yuletide paraphernalia you'll find on your next visit...

Flowers

Such a quintessential Christmas bloom, the Amaryllis. And there are boxes of several different varieties including Mont Blanc pictured below at DG Wholesale Flowers. Also look out for Ambiance, Ferrari, Liberty, Loyalty, Desire and Royal Velvet.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Mont Blanc Amaryllis At Dg Wholesale Flowers

Wraps of red and white Anemones, Tulips, Roses and Ranunculus for your hand-tieds are in plentiful supply, as well as beautifully scented British Narcissi.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Red Ranuculus At Zest Flowers

Ilex verticillata can be found at several of our flower wholesalers and in differing lengths. As well as the traditional red variety (of which some wholesalers have a glittery version!), there are also several types in alternative colours to red including Winter Gold and Golden Verboom.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Ilex Verticillata At Zest Flowers

Foliage

For something a little bit different, how about this Painted Cupressus, which is available at Porters Foliage? It'd be great for adding texture, movement and a pop of colour to arrangements.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Painted Cupressus At Porters Foliage

Head to the sales desk at Porters and you'll be greeted with Asparagus Fern in a spectrum of colours ranging from white, teal blue, purple, green and gold to silver, copper and platinum.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Different Colours Of Asparagus Fern At Porters Foliage

That's where you'll also discover a big selection of virtually every type of painted and glittery Birch Twig possible. From red, white, purple and silver to gold, rose gold, platinum, pale blue, orange, and black!

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 White Birch Twigs At Porters Foliage

At both of our specialist foliage wholesalers, GB Foliage and Porters Foliage, there's fresh festive greenery in lots of different guises.

Trolleys are overflowing with cut Blue Pine, Sugar Pine, Scots Pine, Douglas Pine, Kiefer, Cupressus and Cupressus arizonica. Ready-made Blue Pine Wreaths in a range of different sizes are also available, together with ready-made garlands.

And let's not forget all the moss options you have at your fingertips ... Sphagnum, Flat, Bun, Reindeer and Spanish.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Large Pine Wreaths At Porters Foliage

Have you ever come across these Phoenix Palms before?! At over two metres high, you'll find them towering over the Zest Flowers stand. Wouldn't they add an incredible touch of drama to a Christmas event?

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Silver Gold Bronze Phoenix Palms At Zest Flowers

Real cut and potted Christmas Trees ranging in height from 3ft-20ft, can be ordered from several traders.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Christmas Trees At Zest Flowers

And also look out for potted mini Christmas trees with the Latin name Picea glauca Conica at Evergreen Exterior Services.

Plants

Just how pretty are these Euphorbia pulcherrima 'Princettia Pure White' at Quality Plants? Available in the small tot size, they'd be perfect for place settings. And if you missed it first time around, you may like to read this special Poinsettia report.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Pure White Prinsettia Plants At Quality Plants

Head to L Mills, if you're on the look-out for homegrown Cyclamen to brighten up outdoor spaces. They have so many different colours available!

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 British Cyclamen Plants At L Mills

Sundries

At this time of year, the Flower Market certainly surpasses itself when it comes to the huge range of different sundries to celebrate the yuletide season, all available under one roof. You'll find them not only at our specialist sundries wholesalers, Whittingtons and Lavenders of Covent Garden, but also at some of our flower, foliage and plant traders.

At Zest Flowers, for instance, as well as wreaths and pine cones aplenty, you'll also find velvet star tree decorations, diamante hedgehogs, owls and polar bears. And of course, deer! If you have any questions about festive stock, make a beeline for Luke, who'll be able to help.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Luke At Zest Flowers

Stands to support your Christmas trees and Wicker Skirts to finish them off beautifully can be found at Bloomfield.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Wicker Christmas Tree Skirts Metal Christmas Tree Stands At Bloomfield

And if you're looking for Christmas Wrapping Paper for gifts, including hand-tieds which you're selling in your shop, how about this range which you'll find at Whittingtons?

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Christmas Wrapping Paper At Whittingtons

As always, they've surpassed themselves with their Spray Paint collection! Choose from a range of metallics like Brilliant Gold, Rose Gold and Silvery Medal to colours like October Brown, Lime, Royal Blue and Basil.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Spray Paint At Whittingtons

At the entrance of Lavenders of Covent Garden, grouped by colours including white, gold, silver and red, you'll find a fantastic array of Christmas Decorations, from baubles and ribbon to sparkly faux foliage and silver angels.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Christmas Sundries At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

That's where you'll also come across their extensive collection of Chapel Candles in every size and shape imaginable. They have coloured candles too! For more candle ideas, do have a read of our florist's guide to candles & candelabras.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 White Pillar Candles At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

If the natural look is more your floristry style, head to Lavenders of London for these fabulous Vine Wreaths. You'll find them in their Dried Flowers Area.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Vine Wreaths At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

You'll pass by their shelves upon shelves of assorted Baubles on your way there.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Gold Christmas Baubles At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

Together with these Hanging Wooden Balls, they have hanging bobbins with a vintage look.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Hanging Wooden Balls At Lavenders Of Covent Garden

Or if you need a splash of colour for your Christmas decorations, how about these Red Hanging Snowbells and Stars? They also have Silver Hanging Stars.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Red Hanging Snowbells And Stars Lavenders Of Covent Garden

You'll find loose Sprayed Pine Cones at several of our wholesalers, perfect for adorning door wreaths, garlands and table arrangements. Plus dried orange, lemon and apple slices, cinnamon sticks and star anise.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Sprayed Pine Cones At Porters Foliage

And also to decorate your door wreaths, there's Festive Ribbon to be found at our specialist sundries wholesalers.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Christmas Ribbon At Whittingtons

And last, but not least, whether its indoor or outdoor, warm light or cool light, short or long, battery or mains, there's a huge selection of Lights at Nine Elms.

New Covent Garden Flower Market A Florists Guide To Christmas At The Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona November 2019 Led Christmas Lights Lavenders Of Covent Garden

As always, this is just a mere overview of what you'll currently find at New Covent Garden Market to give you an idea of what you can expect on your next visit. If you have any questions whatsoever, please don't hesitate to send an email to hello@cgma.co.uk.

Also, to help you plan for the Christmas season, you'll find the Flower Market Christmas opening dates here.

P.S. If you're looking for inspiration for your Christmas designs, then you may like to check out our Floral Christmas Trends 2018 Report.

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