Flowers

A journey through our brand new Flower Market

Written by Rona Wheeldon
April 04, 2017

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 At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona 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 Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Flower Market Entrance

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 Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Zest Flowers 2

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 Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Graeme Zest Flowers

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

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Sonny Edwin Dennis Dennis Edwards Flowers

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

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Leigh Sam Ronny Bloomfield

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

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona David Michael Katie James Dg Wholesale Flowers

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

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Kenny Maurice Paul Trevor S Robert Allen
Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Pratley

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

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Richie Jonathan J H Hart Flowers

Anthony at A Goodchild

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona The Floral Garden Group
Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bd Flower Company
Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona R French Sons
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Foliage Traders

Bryan at Porters Foliage

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Porters 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 Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Arnott Mason

Dean at Quality Plants

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Dean Quality Plants
Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Evergreen

Bob at L Mills

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Bob Lou Mills

Sundries Traders

C Best. 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 Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona C Best 1

...to shelves upon shelves of vases galore.

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona C Best 3

Kim at The Flower Store, with John at Bloomfield

Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Kim John Bloomfield
Brand New Flower Market At New Covent Garden Flower Market Rona Wheeldon Flowerona Whittingtons

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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