New Covent Garden Flower Market for Chelsea

New Covent Garden Flower Market has announced that it is to exhibit at RHS Chelsea Flower Show for the first time in the show's history.


 
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.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Myrtus

Myrtus

Myrtle is a tender shrub so it is a plant for milder gardens, but with our changing climate the limits are being pushed, says Miranda Kimberley.

Gaura

Gaura

These robust plants can repeat flower from April to October and nice foliage adds interest, says Miranda Kimberley.

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Grower sundries - Options for nurseries

Environmental factors are key for growers choosing the latest pots, growing media, fertilisers and labels, writes Sally Drury.


Opinion... Why no-deal Brexit should worry you

Opinion... Why no-deal Brexit should worry you

Whether you voted leave or remain all those years ago, a "no-deal" Brexit should worry you.

I will not be importing oaks this season. Will you?

I will not be importing oaks this season. Will you?

I find myself in a difficult situation. A few weeks ago I was fortunate to be present to hear details of imminent changes to regulations concerning Oak Processionary Moth (OPM) and oak trees. I heard details, asked questions and probed the implications of these changes. That may not sound like a difficult position to be in, yet I am uneasy.

Opinion... Better targets to tackle pollution

Opinion... Better targets to tackle pollution

Lobby groups jumping onto fashionable campaigns, often to promote their own interests, can do much more harm than good. Take, for example, the move against black polythene plant pots and containers.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +

HORTICULTURE WEEK BUSINESS Awards 2019

The Horticulture Week Business Awards is now open for entries

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 60 Ornamentals nurseries

See our exclusive RANKING of ornamentals nurseries by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production
 

Read Tim Edwards

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles