For decades, the Flower Market’s wholesalers have been supplying cut flowers, foliage, plants and floral sundries for show gardens and exhibits just one mile away across the River Thames.
In 2016, New Covent Garden Flower Market will be exhibiting "Behind every great florist…",which will explore the relationship between its traders and its independent florist customers.
Veevers Carter, the events company and a customer of the Flower Market, is working as lead designer on the exhibit.
Covent Garden Flower Market uthority cmmunications director Helen Evans said: "We are thrilled that New Covent Garden Flower Market will be a part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2016. Our wholesalers have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to supply Chelsea award-winners for many years, and now it is their turn to take centre stage."
New Covent Garden Flower Market is the UK’s largest flower market and supplies 75 per cent of London’s florists. In June 2016, a £2.6 billion redevelopment programme of the site will get underway and in October 2016 the Flower Market will relocate to a interim building.
Vinci and St Modwen are redeveloping the site with spare land going for housing. Defra will disengage from the market when the redevelopment is complete.