UK: Chiswick Flower Market celebrates its first birthday

Chiswick Flower Market is celebrating its first birthday in September. The market, which sells cut flowers, bedding plants, bulbs, houseplants, dried flowers, bouquets and arrangements as well as mushroom growing kits and pots, is the first new exclusively flower and plant market to be opened in London for 150 years. The September market will be the biggest one yet, with more than 30 stalls.

Created at the height of the pandemic by the local community, this new market has rapidly become a favorite Sunday destination. While the market continued to operate throughout the restrictions, it has now burst forth with joyous color and high quality plants along the High Road. Situated in one of London’s most historic and unexplored quarters, a visit to the market offers a chance to browse the plants and flowers and explore the area’s pubs, cafes and boutique shops.

To celebrate the market’s first anniversary, the volunteers who run the market – all local residents who wanted to do something to help restore trade in their local High Rd – have organised some special events. All weekend there’s a programme of special workshops running – on microgreens and winter vegetable growing, with the gardeners of Chiswick House; on how to make wreaths and candle rings out of everlasting flowers, with Lifelike Flowers; mushroom growing with the Caley Brothers and how to make a Tinyjohn terrarium with London Terrariums. Google Eventbrite and Chiswick Flower Market to book tickets.

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